TRUTH OR TALE NO. 12
Posted on 1 January 2018
Sudden changes in the weather can induce labour.
Strange as it may sound, various studies have suggested that this tale is true.
What they have found is that there is a direct correlation between increased barometric pressure and the number of births within that area.
In some women, who are in the late stages of pregnancy, the change in pressure induces labour by causing membrane rupture. Others may experience less or more pain, depending on the amount at which the pressure rises or falls.
It has also been noted that women who have pregnancy-related joint aches and pains may experience increased or decreased symptoms.
There have also been studies that suggest changes in barometric pressure could have an effect on the nervous system, which in turn could influence the amount of labour pain experienced by mothers giving birth.