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lacTAYtor. ☮ 3 kids; North Carolina 4496 posts
8th Sep '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Executive Transvestite:</b>" Knock on your belly button softly and ask your baby if they want to come out. If they don't pop their head out and answer you, then take that as a no and wait until your due date."</blockquote>




Oh, the mental image... LOL.

user banned 1 child; :), :), United States 5380 posts
8th Sep '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting PrettyBird:</b>" Best answer yet! :D"</blockquote>



Thanks. :P

♥MomToSilas+1♥ Due December 9; 1 child; ., IL, United States 11232 posts
8th Sep '13

Wait. The longer baby stays the better.

Amanda + 1 *TTC 2014* TTC since Dec 2012; 1 child; Jacksonville, North Carolina 2104 posts
8th Sep '13

plus trying these "remedies" to get contractions to get going some are dangerous and can actually put the baby in distress because yes the contractions are closer and rougher doesn't mean it is helping so wait and let the baby grow strong

user banned 1 child; :), :), United States 5380 posts
8th Sep '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting lacTAYtor. ☮:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Executive Transvestite:</b>" Knock on your belly button softly ... [snip!] ... out and answer you, then take that as a no and wait until your due date."</blockquote> Oh, the mental image... LOL."</blockquote>



Hehehe. :)

Mandhee Dhandapani 2 kids; Houston, Texas 574 posts
8th Sep '13

Your not the first everyone one wants to hold there baby soon ..but geesh stop being sselfless of your need an let the little one come when he or she is ready ...I started having contraction early with my first baby vomiting all day ....constipated ...swollen feet ..back pain on top of that I was on bed rest ....but I didn't try an do anything drastically to MAKE my baby come early ..I had to just deal with it just as you should deal with it ...

~The Lunar Flower~ 2 kids; Alabama 6748 posts
8th Sep '13
Quoting Executive Transvestite:" Knock on your belly button softly and ask your baby if they want to come out. If they don't pop their head out and answer you, then take that as a no and wait until your due date."

I just laughed so hard I almost peed!



OP you will not benefit in ANY way by rushing your baby out

Inc0gnitus 2 kids; Anchorage, Alaska 4325 posts
8th Sep '13

I was very uncomfortable with ds2 starting at 35 weeks. I was having terrible Braxton hicks and contracting a few hours each night ad I would try to sleep. I remember the anxiousness of just wanting him out. Your baby really isn't ready yet though, I had him at 39 wks 5 days. I had my first at 35 wks 6 days. I was far enough a long that they wouldn't stop my leibor but he wound up in the nicu for 2 1/2 weeks. It was the saddest experience I've had to date as a parent. Just be patient and take some warm baths, your baby will be here in a few more weeks!

Onalee's Mummy Due August 26 (boy); 1 child; Newcastle, Australia 5355 posts
8th Sep '13

Op I would look for way to stop the contractions you are having so you are more comfortable

Nicola. 2 kids; Huntsville, AL, United States 7817 posts
8th Sep '13
Quoting Inc0gnitus:" I was very uncomfortable with ds2 starting at 35 weeks. I was having terrible Braxton hicks and contracting ... [snip!] ... experience I've had to date as a parent. Just be patient and take some warm baths, your baby will be here in a few more weeks!"


Seeing your baby in the NICU is awful, isn't it. I am guilty of thinking numerous times I was just ready fro him to come. Then I had to be induced early and it broke my heart. I felt like it was my fault.



Hopefully OP can take it easy and not wish for baby to come just yet....

user banned 1 child; :), :), United States 5380 posts
8th Sep '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ~The Lunar Flower~:</b>" I just laughed so hard I almost peed! OP you will not benefit in ANY way by rushing your baby out"</blockquote>



Aw, I'm on a roll tonight.

Iyahna :^P Southern California, CA, United States 13026 posts
status 8th Sep '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Ravey Candyass:</b>" you know what works best? listen close, i'm dead serious that this shit really works. wait for the baby to be ready. being uncomfortable is part of pregnancy. get over it."</blockquote>




Lol true

Inc0gnitus 2 kids; Anchorage, Alaska 4325 posts
8th Sep '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Nicola.:</b>" Seeing your baby in the NICU is awful, isn't it. I am guilty of thinking numerous times I was just ready ... [snip!] ... and it broke my heart. I felt like it was my fault. Hopefully OP can take it easy and not wish for baby to come just yet...."</blockquote>




It is, and it was like we'd get over one hump and then something else would go wrong. First he wad on oxygen for 12 hrs. Then his billiruben was through the roof, then he had issues controlling his temp, then there were reflux issues...ugh. I wish women understood that it is not just their lungs that can have problems, in fact his lungs were the least of his issues.



I was impatient with both of mine, but with my second I would get impatient, then I'd make it a week longer and get so excited about it lol.



I hope that she can take some of our experience into concideration.

Nicola. 2 kids; Huntsville, AL, United States 7817 posts
8th Sep '13
Quoting Inc0gnitus:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Nicola.:</b>" Seeing your baby in the NICU is awful, isn't ... [snip!] ... make it a week longer and get so excited about it lol. I hope that she can take some of our experience into concideration."


DS's lungs weren't ready. Thank goodness he was great otherwise. And I agree I hope she is reading and taking it all in. Doesn't matter though, because there is no speeding it up on your own, really.

Inc0gnitus 2 kids; Anchorage, Alaska 4325 posts
8th Sep '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Nicola.:</b>" DS's lungs weren't ready. Thank goodness he was great otherwise. And I agree I hope she is reading and taking it all in. Doesn't matter though, because there is no speeding it up on your own, really."</blockquote>




I'm on the fence about that, honestly. I had an entire paragraph about the cures and treatments of old vs modern medicine but I'd rather not give anyone ideas. Mostly, I think its really important to inform them of what could happen if the baby did come early.