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Hurricane babies

  1. Sep 5, 2004 #1
    Are births more likely to occur during the low pressure of a hurricane?
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  3. Sep 5, 2004 #2


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    I don't think so, but I'm willing to bet there will be a slight increase in the number of births in some parts of Florida 9 months after the hurricane. Seems that events that force people to stay indoors with few things to do, and possibly in the dark, lead to babies 9 months later. :wink:
  4. Sep 6, 2004 #3


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    I suspect Moonbear is right about that. :biggrin:

    I have a friend who swears that her mother knows whether it is cloudy outside because her joints ache if it is cloudy. Her theory is that it has something to do with a drop in barometric pressure. My friend even says that one of her cats walks stiffly on such days. I don't know how much stock to put in such stories. Does anybody know if research has been done on this?
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