Sunday, 20 July 2014

How I Predicted My Sons Birth

Some of you may remember this tweet...

As you can see it was sent on June 7th. Parker was born June 23rd at 3:43am. Pretty cool right?!

So how was I so sure about when he would arrive?

I'll be honest, I wasn't. It was a guess but as far as I'm concerned it was, in some ways, an educated guess.

Paige was born 5 days overdue according to my scans and 1 day overdue according to my dates. Either way she was overdue.

For both labours they started naturally. My body knew it was time for my babies to be born and this helped a lot.

Around the time I sent the tweet I was bored and wondering when Parker would make his appearance. I went to Google to pass some time... As you do! I started searching for theories about when babies were born naturally. I found one that relates to the moon. It basically says that if a woman gives birth naturally all her babies will be born under the same phase of the moon. I thought this was quite interesting. I didn't quite believe it but what's the harm in having a bit of fun and testing it out. I looked up the phases of the moon for when me and my brother were born... surprisingly they were exactly the same. Down to the day! I then tried mark and his brother and sister. It didn't work for them but I don't know if all there births happened naturally and we never got around to asking his mum.

I then went on to look at the phases of the moon for when Paige was born. Then I worked out what phase the moon would be in around my due date and found the phase that matched Paige's. The date was June 23rd. According to this theory If I went into natural labour Parker would be born on June 23rd.

I think that apart of me must have known.  I had such a strong urge to wash my hair as I was due to wash it the next morning. I also packed away all the last minute things for my hospital bag after I had used them that evening, like my hair brush and toothbrush. I had a little list already wrote for Mark so that he could pack away the last few things when I was in labour but I did it myself hours before my waters went.

I'm not by any means saying that this theory is definite and that you should get your hopes up if you try it out. It's just a bit of fun that happened to work for me.

But I think it's pretty cool.

Did you have a feeling when your little one would be born?

Thanks for reading,

Nicola Xx


  1. Spooky! I didn't predict mine but it sounds weird I just knew I was going to have a c-section with Mads, even right at the beginning I knew something would happen. And it did, the little monkey got stuck! x

    1. Awww, it is so strange how sometimes you just know x

  2. That's pretty amazing! Can you predict when I'll give birth too haha?! I thought i'd be induced with Amelia and I was x

  3. I'd never heard of this little theory, but having just tested it out, it works for my two, and for me and my brother too. Spooky! So that's a bonus if i have a second, I'll know when it's all going to happen!!! ;) x

    1. Haha. So glad it worked for you. It is a little spooky though x

  4. Ohh wow! How very clever....Both my girls were born by c-section so it was out of my hands :)

  5. I just did this for my two and it works!! Both New Moons - Which in itself is pretty cool, new moon and new baby! x

  6. My sister is a midwife and she dreads nights working the full moon as they are always crazy busy with deliveries. X


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