When the environment seems ready, then the baby will come, or at least that is the frame of mind in which a Thai person looks at birth. Remember, a few days ago, I talked about a friend who had their baby a few days early, maybe this is why, at least from a Thai point of view.
In Thai culture, when the house is ready, the baby’s room is ready and everything else is ready, the baby will come. The idea is that when everything is ready for the baby, the baby will come. This means that Thai expecting parents won’t have bought everything for the baby. They don’t have all the clothes laid out. Maybe wait to get a car seat. Once you are ready, then the baby will know and then come to enter the world. A Thai mother will leave a few things unattended, because if the baby comes early, it might not be fully developed. They wouldn’t want to cause any kind of abnormalities by being overly prepared.
Perhaps, this explains why our friend’s baby came early. They had the clothes ready, the room set up and all the plans in place. They were prepared. However, they did wait until full term to be ready, but the baby came two weeks early, about four days before the lucky day.