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Celebration Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-25-06 08:08 PM
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Effect of Moon phase at ovulation on the sex of baby (???)
I was looking at the Reuters health stories today and ran across one that found that there are more seizures during a full moon.

It is here--
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retri...

Thinking that was odd, I did a search to see what other MEDLINE studies there were about the moon phases and health. Here is one that I found, from India-- The English isn't that great, so I am not totally sure what it is saying, but it looks like the phase of the moon has a large enough effect on the pH of the vaginal fluid and body temperature to affect both fertility and the sex of the baby. It seems like this wouldn't be all that hard to try to replicate. I realize this isn't a cure for cancer or anything, but, if it was actually true, would be highly interesting. I'm also not sure why this study was done at a dental hospital (???)

Nepal Med Coll J. 2005 Jun;7(1): 62-4.
Nepal Med Coll J. 2005 Dec;7(2): 96.

Influence of moonlight on the birth of male and female babies.

Sarkar M, Biswas NM.

Department of Physiology, Guru Nanak Institute of Dental Science and Research, Calcutta, India.

Effects of full moon and no moon on the birth of male and female offsprings were studied in Indian Couples of the age group 20 to 40 years. It was observed that 42 wives who were conceived within 24 hours of ovulation at full moon gave birth of 40 male and 2 female babies. On the other hand 40 women conceived on the day of ovulation 3 days prior to full moon gave birth of 13 male and 27 female babies. But only 5 women conceived on no moon, all of them gave birth of female babies. It was also observed that vaginal pH of the ovulated women during full moon was alkaline (pH 8.7 +/- 0.4) while pH was weak acidic in women ovulated 3 days prior to full moon and no moon (pH 6.4 +/- 0.5; 6.2 +/- 0.5). The basal body temperature (BBT) was increased 0.7 degrees F to 1.3 degrees F during the ovulation period when compared with women during the absence of ovulation. But there is an increase in temperature 0.5 degrees F more in women ovulated in full moon than no moon. Together, these results indicate that alkaline vaginal fluid medium and more rise of BBT during full moon favour conception of male babies. This method gives the couple more chance of having male child if conception occurs in the day of ovulation in full moon and having female child if conception occurs in no moon.

PMID: 16295726

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hippiechick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-25-06 08:10 PM
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1. Not likely since the sex of the baby is determined by the sperm ...
... XX or XY, anyone ?
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Celebration Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-25-06 08:14 PM
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2. the key is the pH of the vaginal fluid
I am pretty sure I have read that it has an effect which sperm XX, of XY live the longest to fertilize the egg. I'll try to look up a reference for that and see if that is correct.
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SidDithers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-25-06 08:17 PM
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4. How does the moon affect pH?
Sid
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Celebration Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-25-06 08:21 PM
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6. I have no idea!! That's what is so strange!!
At least I did find a source about the pH of the vaginal fluid affecting the sex of the baby--

Women's orgasms can also be important. This also
has to do with pH. When a woman has an orgasm, the
body releases a substance that makes the environment
more alkaline, favoring boys. Shettles recommends no
female orgasms when trying for girls!


http://www.faqs.org/faqs/misc-kids/pregnancy/babys-sex /

Now I have no idea why more people would have seizures during a full moon either.
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Botany Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-25-06 08:25 PM
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7. What is this thing you write about?
female orgasms?????????

That's a new one on me. Who would have thunk it?

:rofl:
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HysteryDiagnosis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-25-06 08:14 PM
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3. The moonies seem to be equally gendered..... "sorry"... but this
is very very interesting to be sure.... and it does not seem to be the ramblings of a lunatic. :)
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Botany Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-25-06 08:20 PM
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5. Sex of the baby is a function of the man's sperm.
Do the wild thing right @ ovulation .... better chance boy
dude sperm aka Mr. Y are smaller and faster
dudess sperm aka Ms. X have a bigger head and can live longer so if the
hump a paloza is before ovulation better chance girl
(the female sperm can live longer)

Also if the lights are on and the female is on top ....... :rofl:

20 year bio degree :rofl:
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dalaigh lllama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-25-06 09:46 PM
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8. Actually, I had heard of the ovulation timing guess (as opposed to theory)
when we were starting our family. We actually used that concept (pun intended) and it worked. Of course, it could have been the luck of the draw, but we ended up with one boy and one girl -- just like we wanted. :-)
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