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Who said doom? It’s baby boom

DC | Luna Dewan | 12th Dec 2012

Bengaluru: Adding an extra zing to the arrival of their bundles of joy, would-be moms have been lining up before maternity hospitals to get the deliveries done on the chronological rarity of 12-12-12 on Wednesday.


The babies born on this day will be governed by powerful energy. “There would be a new moon on December 12, and there will be an energy shift in the cosmos which would bring in a lot of positive energy and great luck,” said city-based renowned tarot card reader and numerologist Sheelaa Bajaj Vysshaak.

In addition, with Jupiter and moon governing the day, those born on December 12, 2012 are likely to be highly motivated and spiritual. They are likely to be leaders, she said.
Apart from the attraction of getting their babies blessed by the heavens, these mothers have also taken fancy for the unique occurrence of numbers. The mothers, at least some of them, have either advanced or delayed their deliveries dates. While the

others, who have to undergo Caesarean Section for pregnancy complications, have promptly chosen the date.
Smitha Leo John, a 34-year-old IT professional, says, “I have some medical complications and has been advised C-section. The doctor, whom I am consulting, advised me to pick any date in a 10-day window, and I grabbed the opportunity to get the delivery done on December 12.”

Her logic: “Apart from it being a fancy number, the date can also be remembered by all easily.”

Dr Gayatri Karthik, Consultant Gynaecologist, Manipal Hospital, said, “Smitha was to undergo C-section anytime within these 10 days. She chose December 12. There are other deliveries too that have been lined up for Wednesday. But we cannot compromise medical care for the fancy of number. We are doing the deliveries only for those expecting mothers who have completed 36 weeks of pregnancy.”

At Cloud Nine Hospital, there are three planned deliveries. Two of the expectant mothers’ due date is on December 12 and this would be normal deliveries, said hospital director Dr G. Suresh. “We do not encourage women to risk their lives and let them choose fancy dates for delivery. Only after they complete their full term of nine months do we allow them to undergo C-section,” he said.
At Fortis Hospital, there are five planned deliveries scheduled for Wednesday.

Dr Lavanya Kiran, Consultant Gynaecologist, Narayana Hrudayalaya Multi-speciality Hospital, said, “Dates such as 12.12.12 are fancy and catch one’s eye. But it is just another date and I would not advice anybody to advance or postpone their delivery dates for unnecessary reasons as it could cause maternity problems for the mother as well as the baby. Every day is auspicious and the moment of joy. The birth of a baby is very special.” 

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