Just 13 short days until the anticipated arrival of Ava Kalea Kennedy and we need to have Rx Sex. Of course it could be any day now – or she could choose to stay inside mommy’s belly a little longer (although the doctors have threatened to induce if she doesn’t arrive on time).
At her doctor appointment the other day, Stacia was given a list of things that could help both mother and baby prepare for delivery. At the top of the list (at least the first thing Stacia mentioned) was frequent intercourse. Although our sex life had been extremely active during most of the pregnancy, I kind of backed off a few weeks ago after I found out that Ava’s head was already down in Stacia’s pelvic region preparing to ‘make like a baby and head out’. In fact, I was kind of spooked and didn’t want to be poking around down there.
But when Stacia called yesterday to tell me about being prescribed frequent intercourse, I said “ok – I’ll be home in 5 minutes”. And I was. We were both naked and in bed six minutes later … All in the name of necessary medical treatment of course … The Rx Sex treatments continued last night, this morning and I expect that they will until shortly before our little princess makes her intentions known.
Of course, there were other things on the list of things that Stacia could be doing to help prepare for labor. I haven’t yet heard many of the others, but do know that eating dates was one of them. That’s not a bad thing at all, because I love to make ‘healthy’ desserts with dates, nuts, oatmeal, applesauce and occasionally other dried fruits. I just mix them all up in either a Vitamix or Blendtec blender and munch away. Even though these are healthier desserts, I still have to be careful with how much I actually eat – because it is hard to stop eating it after getting started. The are healthy, but still do have a lot of sugars (even though they are natural sugars). A clean eater just cannot eat a lot of this delicious goodness.
If you are interested in reading about other ways to naturally speed up labor, check out this post at Modern Alternative Pregnancy. I definitely recommend reading that over googling for Rx Sex ….