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can poking and shaking my belly hurt the baby?

Am 23 weeks pregnant and I can finally see my baby boy kick/punch/whatever.. we have made it a game that whenever he kicks or something I poke him back and he'll kick again... we will do this for hours if my boyfriend isn't around... but if he is I get fussed at... "stop poking at him you're gonna hurt him!" I have tried explaining it won't hurt our son but he won't listen... help?

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Ashley M.

Asked by Ashley M. at 11:28 PM on Feb. 16, 2013 in Pregnancy

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  • It's not going to hurt him or the pregnancy.
    Ginger0104

    Answer by Ginger0104 at 11:30 PM on Feb. 16, 2013

  • kind of sweet he is so protective
    silly and possibly slightly stupid, but he is a man
    i think it is cute of him
    let him pamper you

    no, it will not hurt your baby

    congrats, when are you due? name yet?
    fiatpax

    Answer by fiatpax at 11:43 PM on Feb. 16, 2013

  • The baby is in a bag of water, and very well cushioned. There's no way shaking or poking your belly will hurt him. If your boyfriend needs a demonstration, get a big round balloon and fill it most of the way with water. Tie it off, then poke it and slosh it around for him. That's kind of like the environment your son is in. Congrats, by the way.
    Ballad

    Answer by Ballad at 12:08 AM on Feb. 17, 2013

  • nope :) should see how rough my ob is! lol
    KKline

    Answer by KKline at 12:41 AM on Feb. 17, 2013

  • I think you are just aggravating the baby. I wouldn't do it intentionally.

    ILovemyPaulie

    Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 12:57 PM on Feb. 17, 2013

  • Dear lord...aggravating the baby lol.....anyway no, baby is fine! We are expecting our third and my husband does the same thing that you are doing....it mostly annoys me! Lol! My other boys like to put toys or skylanders on my stomach and watch the baby kick at them! My baby belly has become a new playground! Lol!
    MamaRoberts

    Answer by MamaRoberts at 1:12 PM on Feb. 20, 2013

  • aww cute
    san78

    Answer by san78 at 1:59 PM on Feb. 23, 2013

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