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rubbing your bump....

(17 Posts)
steph01 Wed 12-Oct-11 19:50:37

does rubbing your bump bring on early labour???

fuckityfuckfuckfuck Wed 12-Oct-11 19:51:44

Err, no.

steph01 Wed 12-Oct-11 19:55:38

thats what the midwife at the hospital told meconfused

StetsonsAreCool Wed 12-Oct-11 19:57:34

?????? shock confused

steph01 Wed 12-Oct-11 20:03:42

i was rubbing my bump while she was talking to me, she said from 38 weeks dont rub it as it will bring on labour!!!!
i never heard of that either

Allboxedin Wed 12-Oct-11 20:06:23

confused no

steph01 Wed 12-Oct-11 20:10:23

i thought midwifes knew what they were talking about?

MixedBerries Wed 12-Oct-11 20:17:51

If it DID bring on labour, I wouldn't be 40 + 6 with an induction booked in for Monday! shock

whackamole Wed 12-Oct-11 20:18:42

Why wouldn't you want to bring on labour from 38 weeks anyway? Are you sure she wasn't a loony that had wondered into your appointment??!

<<starts frantically rubbing 38+4 bump>>

steph01 Wed 12-Oct-11 20:19:05

i've never heard of it before but i had to ask.

steph01 Wed 12-Oct-11 20:19:51

i hope not lol

Minus273 Wed 12-Oct-11 20:21:46

Never hear of that but at 28 weeks I wouldn't consider going into labour a bad thing.

Minus273 Wed 12-Oct-11 20:22:00

I mean 38 blush oops sorry.

Beesok Wed 12-Oct-11 21:53:12

I heard this too! From a GP in A&E confused was there for a check up and was rubbing my bump when she was filling in paperwork and she said you shouldn't do that! I was 24 wks at the time so I stopped - now am 39+3 so will start rubbing all night grin

steph01 Fri 21-Oct-11 22:43:59

im glad im not the only one!!!

Pastabee Sat 22-Oct-11 06:12:50

It seems even health care professionals have some funny ideas about pregnancy. I'm with everyone else - how could that possibly work and if it did 38 weeks is the perfect time to start rubbing!!

annekins Sat 22-Oct-11 07:40:48

Crikey...surely that's an old wive's tale...

I seem to spend most of my day stroking bump, its been pointed out to me at work many many (many many) times...

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