Supermoon may be to blame for bizarre medical phenomenon

OKLAHOMA CITY (FKOR) -- It's been about a month since the supermoon craze swept the planet.

At one Oklahoma City area hospital, the supermoon brought on a 'superbaby' boom.

In November, planet earth went loony for the lunar phenomenon.

It was said to be especially super, because the moon won't be this close to earth again until 2034.

"Every labor and delivery nurse across America probably had the same thought I had, which was 'Oh heavens, it's going to be bad,'" said Mercy Hospital Family Birth Place Coordinator Kyla Dufrene. "So, you just come to work prepared, knowing it's going to be very busy."

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The moon rises near Glastonbury Tor a day before the "supermoon" spectacle, in Glastonbury, Britain November 13, 2016. REUTERS/Rebecca Naden
The weathercock of the church of St.Peter and Paul is seen in front of a moon on the eve of the "supermoon" spectacle in the village of Klein-Auheim near Hanau, Germany, early evening November 13, 2016. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
People on a funfair ride are silhouetted against the moon a day before the "supermoon" spectacle, in London, Britain November 13, 2016. REUTERS/Neil Hall
BAIKONUR, KAZAKHSTAN - NOVEMBER 14: In this handout provided by NASA, The supermoon, is seen rising behind the Soyuz rocket at the Baikonur Cosmodrome launch pad on November 14, 2016 in Baikonur, Kazakhstan. NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson, Russian cosmonaut Oleg Novitskiy of Roscosmos, and ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet will launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan the morning of November 18 (Kazakh time.) All three will spend approximately six months on the orbital complex. A supermoon occurs when the moon's orbit is closest (perigee) to Earth. (Photo by Bill Ingalls/NASA via Getty Images)
A Supermoon sets behind buildings in the Chinatown section of Los Angeles, California, early November 14, 2016. The phenomenon happens when the moon is full at the same time as, or very near, perigee -- its closest point to Earth on an elliptical, monthly orbit. It was the closest to Earth since 1948 at a distance of 356,509 kilometres (221,524 miles), creating what NASA described as 'an extra-supermoon'. / AFP / Robyn BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
An aeroplane flies past the London Eye wheel, and moon, a day before the "supermoon" spectacle in London, Britain, November 13, 2016. REUTERS/Toby Melville
Participants in a Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb (L) walk across the western span of the famous Australian landmark as the Super Moon rises after sunset, November 14, 2016. REUTERS/Jason Reed
The supermoon rises over the Missouri River, pictured from the Standing Rock Indian Reservation near Cannon Ball, North Dakota, U.S. November 13, 2016. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith
An eagle is silhouetted against the 'supermoon' in Kathmandu, Nepal November 14, 2016. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar
The supermoon sets behind the Chrysler Building in New York, U.S., November 14, 2016. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
A full moon rises behind a statue of Soviet state founder Vladimir Lenin on the eve of the "supermoon" spectacle, Baikonur, Kazakhstan, November 13, 2016. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
A full moon is seen through Christmas tree illuminations in Sapporo, northern Japan, in this photo taken by Kyodo November 14, 2016. Mandatory credit Kyodo/via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. EDITORIAL USE ONLY. MANDATORY CREDIT. JAPAN OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN JAPAN. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

At Mercy Hospital, doctors delivered more babies in November 2016 than any other November in hospital history, with 349 births for the month.

During the height of supermoon fullness, 60 babies came into the world, with 12 on the biggest, brightest day, November 14.

"In triage, it was people coming in left and right," said Kyla Mayes. "It was a mad house."

Mayes came rushing in on November 14.

She wasn't due to deliver her third child, a baby girl, until early December.

Instead, she went into labor three weeks early, as that supermoon burned a hole in the night sky.

"Man, it had to be that super moon," she laughed. "It just had to be."

The staff at Mercy wasn't at all surprised about the rush in the labor and delivery wing of the hospital.

"We all believe there is an effect, whether it's scientifically proven or not," Dufrene said. "We believe it. We have the most deliveries we've ever had in November. We have definitely seen an increase in the patients coming through to Mercy to deliver."

Kayla's daughter, Justyce, spent a week in the NICU and made it home for Thanksgiving dinner.

"I got to take her home Thanksgiving morning, which was perfect, because that's my favorite holiday," Mayes remembered.

Whether it's super science or superstition, there was definitely a supermoon baby boom last month.

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