TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) – Fall showers bring May flowers and now the summer monsoon may bring a baby boom
Local nurses believe that a good Arizona summer storm can induce labor. Nurses in the Labor and Delivery Department at Tucson Medical Center say ever time monsoon hits they see a surge of women in labor.
There’s no clear-cut scientific research supporting the theory or why it happens, but long-time nurses think it is pregnant woman’s reaction to the barometric pressure dropping.
On average, 13 to 17 babies are born a day at TMC and during a recent summer storm it spiked to 28.