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What does the term "baby pangs" mean?

Asked by Carly (4550points) September 13th, 2010

My roommate told me she has had baby pangs for the past few months. Is this just a mental yearning to have a baby, or is there more to it than that?

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Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

You’ve got it. Another term is “I can hear my biological clock ticking’. Here is an example of both of them.

WillWorkForChocolate's avatar

I have two daughters, and I constantly have “baby pangs”. I would really LOVE to have another baby, I would LOVE to go through pregnancy and childbirth again. I want it so bad I can imagine vividly the feel of nursing another newborn, and I can feel that invisible, desired baby kick me sometimes. It’s emotionally awful, really.

wilma's avatar

I have had them to one extent or another since I was about 15 years old.
They have nearly gone away now. I have four children and two grand children.
They were very strong at times, a bit like @WillWorkForChocolate describes.
Now I am thankful that I no longer have to be responsible for the total care of an infant.
I don’t have the energy for that any more. I can love them and send them back to their parents.

IBERnineD's avatar

I have felt baby pangs before, but it’s only when I see an attractive man my body wants to mate with, even more so if they are good with kids. It’s pretty much like this.

Frenchfry's avatar

Yearning for a child. I got those late in life.

filmfann's avatar

Yup. A good remedy for this is babysit a 2 year old.

wilma's avatar

I believe it’s a real physical as well as emotional occurrence in many women. (I don’t know if it is in men.)
It can be very strong and really as @filmfann said, if you can still want another baby when you already have a two year old…
that is powerful stuff.

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