Lunar Phase and Birthrate: A 50-Year Critical Review

@article{Martens1988LunarPA,
  title={Lunar Phase and Birthrate: A 50-Year Critical Review},
  author={Rhonda Martens and Ivan William Kelly and Donald H. Saklofske},
  journal={Psychological Reports},
  year={1988},
  volume={63},
  pages={923 - 934}
}
This review examines 21 studies for which data relating to lunar periodicities and birth have been analyzed. There is insufficient evidence to support such a relationship. Most studies have reported negative results, and the positive studies contradict each other. 

Geophysical Variables and Behavior: XLVI. The Lunar-Lunacy Relationship: A Poorly Evaluated Hypothesis

Authors of several published studies and important reviews have recommended that attempts to validate the lunar hypothesis be terminated. It is suggested in this reply to these critics that such

Geophysical Variables and Behavior: LXXVIII. Lunar Phase and Birthrate: An Update

TLDR
Six additional studies on birthrate and lunar periodicities from five different countries are reported on, none of these studies produced evidence of Lunar periodicities consistent with folklore or some previous studies.

Lunar Phases, Time Variations, and Birthrate in Western Michigan

TLDR
A statistically significant difference was demonstrated between time of day, day of the week, and spontaneous birthrate, and between day o f the week and spontaneousBirthrate.

The Lunar Cycle and the Number of Deliveries in Austria between 1970 and 1999

TLDR
There is no significant effect of the lunar cycle on the number of deliveries in Austria using a nonlinear Poisson regression model similar to a Fourier analysis based on all children born in Austria between 1970 and 1999.

No Evidence of Purported Lunar Effect on Hospital Admission Rates or Birth Rates

TLDR
Reanalysis of the authors' data with proper procedures shows no evidence that the full moon influences the rate of hospital admissions, a result that is consistent with numerous peer-reviewed studies and meta-analyses.

Moon phase at the dates of birth and decease of anthroposophic pioneers.

TLDR
There is significant correlation between the distributions of the lunar elongation at birth and at decease, but this correlation does not operate at the level of individuals, suggesting that the effects of birth date and death date are statistically independent.

No Evidence of Purported Lunar Effect on Hospital Admission Rates or Birth Rates

TLDR
Reanalysis of the data with proper procedures shows no evidence that the full moon influences the rate of hospital admissions, a result that is consistent with numerous peer-reviewed studies and meta-analyses.

Large-scale significance testing of the full Moon effect on deliveries

As mentioned by many authors, the belief that the number of women going into labor and giving birth is higher during the full Moon is widespread, even among the medical staff. However, various

Does lunar position influence the time of delivery? A statistical analysis.

Lunar cycle and the number of births: A spectral analysis of 4,071,669 births from South‐Western Germany

TLDR
Using methods of spectral analysis the authors found overwhelming evidence for the hypothesis that there is no association of the lunar cycle and the number of births, and a steady and sharp decrease of daily birth numbers.

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