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to not want to have this baby EVER?

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StarlightMcKenzie Tue 02-Sep-08 09:25:08

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2point4kids Tue 02-Sep-08 09:25:57

cross your legs? grin

HotblackDesiato Tue 02-Sep-08 09:26:02

sneezing it out?

StarlightMcKenzie Tue 02-Sep-08 09:27:56

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pushchair Tue 02-Sep-08 09:27:59

Hypnotism?
Or just pretend its not happening and intone "Im not here, Im not here" in labour wardgrin

StarlightMcKenzie Tue 02-Sep-08 09:36:09

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birdinatent Tue 02-Sep-08 09:47:19

god no! cried through most of my 2nd pregnancy as I knew what was coming!!! Is this 2nd or first? If any consolation each birth was better than the last. (had 3) smile

Elasticwoman Tue 02-Sep-08 09:52:13

I think the alternative is not to think about it.

(Sorry to remind you.)

Birth is like death - you know it's got to happen, and it doesn't help if you know exactly when.

StarlightMcKenzie Tue 02-Sep-08 09:52:20

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EBenes Tue 02-Sep-08 09:53:13

I wish we could have a 3 inch full term healthy babies like Giant Pandas do, and I wouldn't mind, but giant pandas are bloody great big things who could easily manage a 20 pounder. You'd think they would have invented some kind of plastic uterus by now so we could pop them in there and just watch the blighters growing outside of us.

StarlightMcKenzie Tue 02-Sep-08 09:56:23

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ataraxis Tue 02-Sep-08 10:05:07

me, me - I want to give birth. Currently 40+5 and due to all of the false starts this lo has given me everything should be fully exercised and ready - I am expecting the whole thing to take 1.5 hours - max!

StarlightMcKenzie Tue 02-Sep-08 10:11:17

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ilovemydog Tue 02-Sep-08 10:11:54

2nd is easier imo. you know what's happening and was an altogether better experience for me. it's a finite process remember.... you will get through it. smile

The alternative is what my mother did recently! She had a surrogate, but that's another story!

HappyMummyOfOne Tue 02-Sep-08 10:11:56

Haha I know what you mean. DS was breach for a long time and I used to pat him and tell him to stay that way so I could have a CS smile - was petrified at the thought of the birth.

He turned quite late and I spent the last fe weeks worrying myself silly.

Had a section in the end anyway as the monitor showed he was in distress when they started my induction - cord was tangled. At that point I didnt care as just wanted him safe.

Do giant pandas really only have 3 inch babies? Giraffes get a worse deal than us, there babies are huge.

cheesychips Tue 02-Sep-08 10:14:04

The anticipation is VILE I always felt a sense of relief when contractions actually began.

StarlightMcKenzie Tue 02-Sep-08 10:16:32

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narkymum Tue 02-Sep-08 10:18:25

The thought is worse than the doing!
And its a lickle baby aww

ilovemydog Tue 02-Sep-08 10:22:37

Absolutely right cheesy!

EBenes Tue 02-Sep-08 10:27:14

Giant panda and newborn:

here

sunnydelight Tue 02-Sep-08 10:51:48

Totally reasonable. I remember my first thought when the first really strong contraction hit with DD was "f* I'd forgotten this bit". Luckily it only took 45 minutes (as opposed to 17 1/2 hours and 4 1/2 hours for her brothers) grin

hopefully Tue 02-Sep-08 12:35:57

Starlight some might say you should have thought of this 9 months ago... But not me! I was banking on them having come up with a third way by now - we managed it with the economy, the middle east etc etc, how is there not a 'third way' for birth?

lulumama Tue 02-Sep-08 12:37:23

well, it is kind of late for surrrogacy. so YABU grin

EsmeWeatherwax Tue 02-Sep-08 12:45:02

At the risk of sounding uber geeky, there was an episode of Star Trek once, where they just teleported the baby out of the mother when it was fully cooked. I want that. Why isn't the NHS providing this obviously essential service! I'm only six weeks gone, and am already dreading the end bit...

Sammyg81 Tue 02-Sep-08 12:55:50

I was terrified first and second time. Spent a bit of time stressing about it, but in the end you just have to get through it as best you can

My second was 2 wks lat and had to be induced, which I think is sooo much worse as you know whats coming.

But at least 2nd time round is easier (well quicker anyway! wink

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