Monsoon 'baby' madness

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Monsoon 'baby' madness

By Corinne Hautala. CREATED Aug 7, 2014

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.