I was checking out facebook this morning, and a friend posted a hurricane tracking link for a possible storm that may or may not land in or around Texas.
Texas is no stranger to hurricanes, and when Andy and I sat down to figure out estimated due dates for Rosengurtle, we realized one thing – we may finally have a hurricane induced baby.
Some say that during a hurricane, the rapid and steep drop in barometric pressure -or the weight of the atmosphere pushing on the surface of the Earth – can induce labor in women who are at or near term. It’s all up for debate, really, and although there may or may not be any relation, I’m a believer!
My sister was a hurricane baby! In August of 1980, Hurricane Allen brought on my mom’s labor.
My sister in law also found out that she was pregnant with my niece during the Hurricane Rita evacuation in 2005, so she’s taking that as a sign of what this pregnancy will bring in November of this year!
I actually had two doula clients have babies during Hurricane Ike in September of 2008. One gave birth two days before landfall!
Although I don’t think I’m worried about the current disturbance in the Caribbean bringing on my labor at 31-32ish weeks, I am a little anxious to see what the Hurricane season ahead holds for me (due in September/October) and my sister in law (due in November)!
*Update – Neither one of our labors were brought on by a hurricane.