Braxton Hicks and an interesting prescription
Our midwife asked today if I had been having Braxton hicks contractions. I said no and her assistant asked if sometimes my belly got really hard. Yes, I said. Those are Braxton hicks. They said it was a good sign that I’m having but not feeling them. It’s weird to know that’s what is going on and without my hand on my belly I have no idea.
We asked today about how to prepare my body for birth. She said a lot of people believe that perineal massage will be very helpful but they don’t see much evidence that it makes any difference. The best way to prepare my body (and by body I mean vagina) for birth? Lots of sex.
That seems like a great prescription and normally it would be but I have not enjoyed sex at all during my pregnancy. I have no sex drive and when we do have sex I get frustrated because it goes no where for me. My poor darling is a bit frustrated with this.
So those are my marching orders. Kegels, drink lots of water, take many walks (did I mention it is 90 degrees and feels like I live on the surface of the sun?), and have lots of sex. Could be worse, right?