2 nurse superstitions that are actually true

True superstition #2

“Pressure changes, extreme weather changes… We will def be having some babies.” —Crystal W. 

Are you an L&D nurse who finds that when the heavens open up, it’s usually going to drop more than just rain? If so, you probably won’t be surprised to learn that along with rain, storm clouds also bring babies.

A study published in the Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics found that low barometric pressure induces rupture of the fetal membranes and delivery. Furthermore, on days where there was a large increase or decrease in barometric pressure, there was a significant increase in the number of deliveries. This superstition is fact.

Although the medical community will be hard-pressed to ever design a reputable research study that can determine if there’s a correlation between the dreaded q-word and your apocalypse of a shift, we’re curious: Are there any we missed that you think can be proven?

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