For centuries it has been believed that the moon influences human behaviour. In fact, the Greek philosopher Aristotle held the hypothesis that epilepsy was caused by the moon.
While it is true that the effect that this natural element can have on the pregnancy process is not scientifically proven, many women use the lunar calendar as a tool for monitoring.
What is the lunar calendar?
While the moon revolves around the Earth, in an estimated time of 28 or 29 days, this natural satellite changes continuously and goes through different stages. Each of these lasts approximately 7 days. For many, the four phases of the moon not only show their position but have a special meaning.
How the lunar calendar influences pregnancy
One of the reasons why it is believed that lunar magnetism influences births is because humans are composed of 70% water. Therefore, since ancient times, women have used the calendar as a pregnancy guide, to predict the birth or sex of the baby. This was especially common in Eastern cultures.
There is also the belief that more births occur during the full moon. Meanwhile, according to an old Hindu dogma, the chances of conceiving a girl increase if ovulation occurs in that phase. However, the same could happen during the crescent moon, when they claim that labor usually occurs without complications.
Additionally, it is estimated that during the new moon the process tends to be easy and fast, while there is a theory that fewer births and more caesarean sections occur on the waning moon. In both stages, the trend points towards the birth of children.
Lunar Calendar 2020
If you want to plan your pregnancy based on the Lunar Calendar 2020, then you will know at what stage the moon will be during the year:
January 2, February 1, March 2, April 1, April 30, May 29, June 28, July 27, August 25, September 23, October 23, November 21 and December 21 December.
January 10, February 9, March 9, April 7, May 7, June 5, July 4, August 3, September 2, October 1, November 30 and December 29.
January 17, February 15, March 16, April 14, May 14, June 13, July 12, August 11, September 10, October 9, November 8, and December 7.
January 24, February 23, March 24, April 22, May 22, June 21, July 20, August 18, September 17, October 16, November 15, and December 14.
In any case, do not forget that your doctor accurately determines your baby’s position, gender, health and all the control of your pregnancy. Also, these specialists can give you the best recommendations and alternatives for the birth of your child.
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