Full moon babies born on Friday the 13th

If you are a superstitious person, a rare full moon on Friday the 13th could be an omen.

However for the parents of newborn Celia Howard this Friday the 13th was a blessing.

Celia was welcomed into the world with two eyes, ten fingers and toes, and no traits of being a werewolf.

In fact the maternity ward at Hillcrest Hospital had two births on this Freaky Friday by 7pm.

"No werewolves," assured Dr. Jonathan Emery an OB-GYN at the hospital. "I think once in a while there are some folks who are disappointed to know that their baby was born on Friday the 13th, but today the two babies I delivered you couldn't tell."

However some other parents purposely rescheduled their baby's births to avoid this unique birthday.

Doctors say there's usually five to six cesarean births on a given day, but this Friday the 13th there were none.

So what about the rare full moon and it's effects on women in labor?

Dr. Jonathan Emery says although there no hardcore evidence, full moons do seem to attract more people to hospitals overall.

"There have been crazy nights in labor and deliveries here and other places where it's very busy and I do have friends that work in the ER who say there's something about a full moon that brings out some crazy people," he said.

Still while many tonight will be gazing at the rare moon on this superstitious day, others will be fixing their eyes on the little miracles like Celia right before them.


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