The Relationship between Full Moon and Birth Defects
The lunar calendar, which is based on cycles of the lunar phase, has been used in China as an agricultural time guide for thousands of years. Lunar calendar is also a very important element in the practice of Chinese fortune telling. By telling a fortune-telling practitioners your lunar year, lunar month, lunar day and lunar hour of your birthday, they should able to tell your past, and they can also give you a detailed prediction of your future. Needless to say, the lunar calendar is very essential for the Dr. Jonas and the Chinese Gender Chart gender selection method.
Every year at the 15th day of the 8th lunar month, The Chinese celebrate this festival with lanterns and moon cakes. As the moon appears to be at its roundest in every 15th day of lunar month, so it must be a full moon day at the Mid-Autumn Festival.
Some scientists warn that it is best to avoid getting pregnant on full moon days, because it has a greater chance of having a baby with a birth defect*. Why? On full moon days, the Moon, the Earth and the Sun are all in a line, so the tides are the greatest. As more than 2/3 of human body is made up of liquid, the strong gravitational force will also cause the highest biological tide inside our body and brain, during the full moon period. Such internal body changes will result in depression, anxiety and behavioral problems. You might notice that some people get surges of anger easily when the tide is high, and this is called Lunatics (Luna=Moon).
There is no conclusion of why biological tide can cause emotional changes, but it is most likely that human hormones can be affected by gravitational force. Imbalanced hormones could certainly result in emotional changes. Since either imbalanced hormones or emotions will affect the quality of sperms and eggs, it is recommended that donít get pregnant during full moon days or the embryo may suffer from birth defect.
* Birth defects refer to problems that occur when a fetus is growing during pregnancy. Such problems can result in physical or mental disabilities, and in some cases, death. There are thousands of different birth defects. Unfortunately about 120,000 babies in the United States are born each year with a birth defect. The most common birth defects are cleft lip, cleft palate, heart defects, , Down's syndrome and spina bifida. Although there has been lots of research, The causes of some birth defects are still unknown. You can find more information about birth defects at MedlinePlus.
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