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Should I stop poking my baby in the head? ;-)

(18 Posts)
swg1 Fri 08-Jan-16 17:57:34

Nearly 32 weeks. Babe is breech and keeps sticking his head out just under my ribcage - it's a fairly unmistakable giant hard ball sticking out. I find prodding it almost irresistible. He'd move if he didn't like it, right?

LumpySpaceCow Fri 08-Jan-16 18:04:29

Poke ahead! I do the same with my breechling (now my 2nd out of 3!). If he doesn't like it he knows where he can go grin

madsaz76 Fri 08-Jan-16 18:09:14

Me three - rather than poke I cup with a slightly rounded hand. It probably is annoying, but hey- a head in the liver isn't great. Not sure it's promoting the rotation I so desire though.... now nearly 36 weeks...

ThursdayLastWeek Fri 08-Jan-16 18:11:21

I'm not breech, but I am 31 weeks pregnant and enjoy chasing this little ones feet around just under my rib cage smile

I call it revenge for the brutalising my innards get.

rallytog1 Fri 08-Jan-16 18:12:41

I think it's fine! I was the same - my midwife even showed me how to feel the outline of the head (although it was pretty obvious). I was almost disappointed when it turned head down at 37 weeks.

hufflebottom Fri 08-Jan-16 18:15:40

Mines not breech but keeps sticking her arse out.

Buttercup27 Fri 08-Jan-16 18:16:11

I liked to do that to Thursday, I now have a 3 year old with the world's most ticklish feet. I wonder if it's connected.

sepa Fri 08-Jan-16 18:16:56

Haha. Amazing!
My brother was breech (when my mum was preg obvs) and he used to grab her ribs so she said that she used to smack him off them grin

goodnightdarthvader1 Fri 08-Jan-16 20:12:17

I poke a lot. Usually if she poked first grin

ThursdayLastWeek Fri 08-Jan-16 20:14:00

Haha Buttercup I'll let you know in three years!

TiggeryBear Fri 08-Jan-16 20:14:05

Mine keeps sticking it's backside out in a fairly substantial lump! It gets a prod quite frequently :-) getting excited to meet him/her now!

1frenchfoodie Fri 08-Jan-16 21:09:00

Another poker here, if they will stick their arse out of my belly..

SnackPlease Fri 08-Jan-16 21:13:50

I poke arse and head. If they're going to stick it out then it's fair game grin

Nicky333 Fri 08-Jan-16 22:32:31

I'm almost 21 weeks and called mine a wiggly bastard yesterday. She's a girl and I'm married grin

mrsjskelton Mon 11-Jan-16 10:26:28

Hahaha! Thank goodness for this thread!! Breech until 38 weeks for me and I couldn't resist a good prod much to the disgust of my DH! She's turned now so just poke her bum instead grin

VegetablEsoup Mon 11-Jan-16 10:31:14

I liked to catch feet/hands as well.
felt very strange after birth with our the roly poly inside.

princesspineapple Mon 11-Jan-16 11:54:13

DP keeps telling me to leave baby alone but I can't help it! I've been poking the head to hopefully encourage it to turn... But I think even when it's head down I'll just be poking whatever sticks out! grin

GiraffesAndButterflies Mon 11-Jan-16 12:56:31

How do you tell the difference between arse and head?!

(Disclaimer: I'm okay once they're born, it's only babies still in utero that I have this problem with)

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