SACRAMENTO — Sacramento's baby hospital -- Sutter Memorial Hospital on K Street -- delivered 45 babies in 48 hours, officials said.
Gary Zavoral, hospital spokesman, said in a news release that could be a record for deliveries in 48 hours in Sacramento. Sutter Memorial had delivered 325,000 babies since 1937.
What does the hospital attribute the baby boomlet to?
The "lunar effect."
In other words, Zavoral reported: Saturday night's full moon.
According to the news release, the moon's gravitational pull "can control a woman's body" the same way the moon's gravity controls tides.
"The human body is 80 percent water, after all. And, given that both menstruation and ovulation roughly follow a lunar cycle -- occurring on a monthly basis -- it doesn't seem too far off to think that the moon could have a say in childbirth as well," the hospital said.