sunpig has omitted one of the best parts of push-push: training your baby to hinder the medical profession.
If the foetus gets the idea that a push in should be followed by a push out, then prenatal visits to the doctor or midwife become much more amusing.
Picture the scene.
- The midwife, in execution of her duty, kneads the mother's tummy to determine the size, position and state of the baby.
- The baby sees this as a declaration of push-push, and kicks back, shifting position and confusing any diagnostic attempts.
- Repeat until the midwife gives up.
Even more fun, push-push with a Doppler microphone (used for listening to the heartbeat) can make some loud and interesting noises. It also causes the foetus to move, so the heartbeat isn't audible any more. The midwife then gets to try the microphone in another position, starting another round of the baby's favourite game. This can go on for an entire prenatal visit.