Skip to comments.Wannabe mothers line up for 12/12/12 babies
Posted on 11/13/2012 7:46:14 PM PST by Jyotishi
Mumbai - Its the last chance of the decade to have a unique, memorable birth date 12/12/12. And expectant parents are lining up for that moment. Ahead of December 12, 2012, couples are preparing to fix this unique birth date for their newborns.
This trend of having muhurat babies or planned caesarean section on special dates is getting fashionable among parents, say city gynaecologists who get requests from patients wanting babies on their auspicious day.
Over the last few years, dates with repetitive numbers all through the the DD-MM-YY format are becoming a craze, says doctors. Last year, 2011, it was 11-11-11 and ditto for the earlier years.
Dr Rishma Dhillon-Pai, senior gynaecologist at Jasolok hospital said a patients request for planned caesarean section on a special date is respected if the delivery date is around that unique date.
Of course, the patient has to be fit and free of any complication, she says, adding that besides date, its also a scheduled muhurat -given by a pandit at which parents want their babies to arrive.
Consultant gynaecologist Kiran Coelho says such requests are one too many.
Already, I have got two requests for 12-12-12, and maybe well will get more in the coming days, said Dr Coelho. I do planned deliveries only when its possible.
Medical experts say that while complying with requests for muhurat babies, no doctor risks the patients life. Its only if doctors find it as a fit case for C-section, do they give a commitment to the patient.
At Dr LH Hiranandani hospital, Powai, requests for the all 12 babies have already started pouring in, says Dr Anita Soni, So far, weve got three requests for planned deliveries on this special day.
However, the muhurat moment fad, say doctors, goes beyond the moment a baby is born.
Nowadays, it has spilled onto other medical procedures.
At times, we get requests from patients wanting the surgical incision done on their body at a specific time, said Dr Sanjay Borude, bariatric surgeon at Breach Candy hospital.
Unlike baby deliveries, all our surgeries are planned; none is an emergency.
People doing this are idiots. A birth date is is a number. You want to be remembered; do something useful.
Once a C-section, always a C-section as method of delivery.
= 443556 not 121212
Happy Diwali to all!
Depends on your doc.
My first was a section, the next three not. I had a doc who had two awesome midwives, all of whom believed in the VBAC (vaginal birth after cesearian).
The "fear" is that the old scar will rupture ... which happens less than 1 percent of the time.
Ha... my mother was a 12-12-12 baby and no C-section.
> Happy Diwali to all!
“Hey, I can do that too.” - Barack Hussein Obama:
Barack Obama wishes Happy Diwali, ‘saal mubarak’, praises Sikhs
Time of birth 12 after 12 too perhaps, or close to it?
Don’t know.... she was born in a farmhouse without electricity.
Planned c-sections just for a stupid 12-12-12? I guess Indians aren’t so smart after all.
I know that December 12 is a big feast day in the Catholic Church, in Mexico.
I think there’s more to it than astrology or numerology.
People from the past are more likely to remember your birthday and contact you so you will keep in touch and socialize more.
More socialization usually equals more success
That will only be memorable if the Mayans were wrong. < /sarc>
Thanks for the update. I’m glad your other deliveries worked out well for you.
You think I can’t remember 10 days? 50-50 chance I can.
Yeah, I thought about that after I posted. Their calendar ends on 12/21/12, not 12/12 as I posted.
Yep, it’s the feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe.