Precautions for a Lunar Eclipse Pregnancy: Can a Pregnant Woman Sleep During an Eclipse?
Over sections of the planet, a LUNAR ECLIPSE is set to engulf the Full Moon in darkness. According to several urban legends, pregnant women are unable to sleep during lunar eclipses. This website separates the truth from the fiction surrounding the eclipse.
The eclipse will take place early on Wednesday, May 26th, however it will not be visible from the United Kingdom. Instead, the Moon will pass through the Americas, the Pacific, Australia, and parts of Southeast Asia, entering Earth’s shadow. The Full Moon will become red and become the stunning Blood Moon as a result of this.
There is no factual basis for the notion that sleeplessness is linked to lunar eclipses.
A lunar eclipse, according to the Aztecs, was caused by a bite taken out of the Moon.
This thought is said to have inspired the Mexican belief that if a pregnant woman watches a lunar eclipse, a bite will be taken out of her unborn child’s face.
In Hindu texts, the eclipse is attributed to the head of the demon Rahu, who devoured the Moon or Sun.
Stay indoors during the eclipse: It has long been thought that pregnant women who witness the eclipse may give birth to a child with facial abnormalities or birthmarks.
But, once again, there’s no reason why pregnant women shouldn’t stay inside during an eclipse.
Don’t wear metal: According to some astrology websites, pregnant women should avoid wearing hairpins.
By stating that this can cause face birth abnormalities, these myths induce unnecessary concern.
Another common belief, on the other hand, advises expecting moms to wear metal and red underwear.
According to Mexican folklore, wearing a safety pin or, more concerningly, a knife next to her tummy, along with red underwear, protects her baby from being born with a cleft palate.
While the etiology of a cleft palate is unknown, there has been no evidence of a link to eclipses during pregnancy.
Pregnant women should also avoid cutting fruit and vegetables with sharp instruments, according to Indian astrologers.
They caution that this could result in the unborn child developing another cleft organ.
Obstetricians and gynecologists suspect that certain pregnant women in Pakistan may have been taught to lie flat to avoid their children from getting crooked joints.
“There is nothing that will happen to your unborn kid during an eclipse since they are in your uterus,” Dr. Shafia Bhutto told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
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