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Psychosomatic childbirth

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ggglimpopo Wed 26-Sep-07 13:25:58

Having read and aahed over the recent birth threads, I think my empathy hormones have gone into overdrive.

Booked ba tthis morning to come over to uk in two weeks (will be thirty weeks); stood up to answer phone and felt baby slide neatly but completely down into my pelvis and engage. I have gone from huge bump to no bump. My trousers fell down as I stood up.

I have no pain, no contractions and feel bopping. Is this just mumsent empathy gone into overdrive or should I cancel ba and send dh out to buy some babystuff (as you can imagine, we have nothing, nothing at all).

Feel a bit stupid ringing obs and saying 'these women on mumsnet have had gorge babies and now I think I am going to go into labour having read their birthstories....' Am going to recline on sofa instead.


MamaG Wed 26-Sep-07 13:26:52


Piggy Wed 26-Sep-07 13:29:20


Has that happened to you before? Might be worth asking someone if it's normal.

Lie down, put your feet up and he/she might just wiggle back out again.

ggglimpopo Wed 26-Sep-07 13:33:54

Am not telling anyone yet. Have mw friend who I am seeing tomorrow evening and will get advice from. If I tell obs then this being france will be in hosp so fast my feet will not touch ground and that will be end of sortie to London (waterstones, gap, royal academy, mates) and if I dont think about it or don anything, baby will just wriggle back into correct non-birthing position.

Piggy Wed 26-Sep-07 13:37:56

Good point GGG. Perhaps the birth stories have given you have an excessive amount of hormones making baby move down early?? I know they made me feel sooo broody. grin

NorthernRockCod Wed 26-Sep-07 13:49:38

haev nothign to add!

WideWebWitch Wed 26-Sep-07 13:50:53

wow are you 28 weeks ggg, how lovely.

ggglimpopo Wed 26-Sep-07 14:24:59

Thank you all.

More sympathy/empathy/advice please.

Should I nip out and get some flappy pyjamas?

lemonaid Wed 26-Sep-07 14:27:06

Have only had one but I thought that subsequent babies could engage and unengage with impunity without its meaning anything?

SmartArse Wed 26-Sep-07 14:27:06

Good grief, time flies! I'd get flappy pyjamas, baby stuff AND ring obs!

ggglimpopo Wed 26-Sep-07 14:28:55

Yes, lemonaid, they can. Thing is, I felt the slide and the difference in bump is stunning. Expecting to see a little hand waving out from my knickers any minute now.

ggglimpopo Sat 29-Sep-07 10:56:42

Well bummer! That is the end of uk trip and bopping around like mad thing.

Had small bleed yesterday and had midwife friend over. The baby/my uterus have decided that the fun is over and I have two choices: spend the weekend on the sofa reclining like Marie Antoinette with sulky teenage daughter demanding "does this mean I cant go out then hmm or go to the clinic where because of my decreptidness they will keep me in. Am therefore on sofa (ignoring sulky dd), but with ds tidying, dd2 cooking, dd3 dusting and dh flapping and burning toast.

Come talk to me!

ggglimpopo Sat 29-Sep-07 11:06:22

Norma-no-mates bump

BandofMothers Sat 29-Sep-07 11:13:42

Oh GGG, gosh so not in labour then, but bedrest ish???

Eeeeek. I know DD2 was 3/5 from about 34 weeks, but this sounds a bit scary.

PeckaRolloverAgain Sat 29-Sep-07 11:13:49

Did midwife say what it might be?

lulumama Sat 29-Sep-07 11:15:59

oh bless you GGG

babies can engage and reengage a lot... the bleed is probably nothing sinister, but i would certainly use it as an excuse to lie down and be waited on hand and foot for the next 12 weeks grin

take care x

ggglimpopo Sat 29-Sep-07 11:27:16

My cervix is apparently effaced and soft and dilating. You now know more than my dh wink

suzywong Sat 29-Sep-07 11:30:29

do you have a sturdy foundation garment on and are you reclining on some kind of rubber sheeting?

ggglimpopo Sat 29-Sep-07 11:31:25

dh went straight out and bought me v french corset thing


lulumama Sat 29-Sep-07 11:33:37

tis a bit early for dilation ...

are you being followed up?

suzywong Sat 29-Sep-07 11:33:40

une bodice libertee

I have to put kids to bed, will be on msn later if you are still reclining and suffering ennui.xx

foxinsocks Sat 29-Sep-07 11:33:41

do you have emergency ice cream?

that is the most important thing

ggglimpopo Sat 29-Sep-07 11:35:56

Yes, have open door to clinic and hosp and emargency midwives.

Have icecream. We ahve run out of coffee so dh is sure to go shopping and I can demand ask for more.

That would be lovely wongers

BandofMothers Sat 29-Sep-07 11:37:11

Glad DH is looking after you so well.

I say relax and enjoy. Hopefully all will be well.

Flamesparrow Sat 29-Sep-07 11:48:43

Enjoy the doing absolutely nothing, and do nice hardening thoughts !!

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