Can a Pregnant Woman Sleep During an Eclipse

Can a pregnant woman sleep during an Eclipse?

There is absolutely no scientific rationale behind the myth linking abnormalities in the baby with lunar or solar eclipses.

Superstitions:

In different parts of the world –

  • Stay indoors during the eclipse: It has long been believed that eclipse could cause facial deformities or birthmarks in baby.
  • There’s not a single scientific explanation why pregnant woman:
  • should stay indoors during an eclipse, or,
  • Should not wear metal -should avoid wearing hairpins,
  • should not sleep
  • should not eat

The cause of a cleft palate has no proven links to eclipses during pregnancy.

  • Pregnant females are warned to lie straight to prevent a baby from developing crooked joints.
  • Urged to bathe before and after the eclipse and perform religious activities to ward off bad omens associated with the eclipse.
  • Historically, a total solar eclipse has been regarded as a sign of divine discontent and a warning of imminent death and destruction.

Specific environmental and climatic changes during a solar eclipse;

  • A sharp fall in temperature,
  • Drop in overall wind speed,
  • A rise in humidity and change in atmospheric pressures.
  • The beliefs related to Solar or lunar eclipses are deep-rooted
  • However, scientists do not back these claims.
  • Eclipse is a natural phenomenon; it can have no effect on pregnancy.
  • Remember that if you are pregnant, you should not go without food or water or too long as it can cause dehydration.
  • Sleep deprivation will cause gastritis, headache, abnormal Blood pressure and sugar level.

Eclipse is ‘a beautiful astronomical phenomenon’. Let’s enjoy it!

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