In preparation for childbirth, I read an endless supply of books and blogs and online forums. I asked moms questions (including my own) and listened to any wisdom my OB-GYN and team of doctors cared to share. However, I think one source of knowledge that would've been beneficial, is the wisdom my vagina possesses. Sadly (actually, it's probably for the best) my vagina can't speak, however there are things I wish my vagina could have told me about labor and delivery, before I actually experienced it.
I knew my wonderful meat wallet and I were in for an adventure when I found out I was pregnant. In fact, I was afraid the healthy relationship my vagina and I shared, would be somewhat ruined. After all, as my pregnant belly grew I could no longer see my pink fortress. Thanks to necessary OB-GYN visits, which only became more frequent the closer I came to my due-date, by baby cannon was constantly being poked and proved. I knew I was going to ask my vajayjay to stretch and expand in order to accommodate my son entering the world which, in my opinion, is a tall order. I had a feeling that if my vagina had a personality, it would have been pretty freakin' pissed that I put the both of us in such a predicament.
However, my powerful lady bits had it all under control, and handled the entire pregnancy, labor, delivery, and postpartum process better than I did. I know that if a pregnant woman's vag could speak, it would want aforementioned pregnant woman to know the following things. Really and truly, us women need to learn to trust our bodies. Our bodies are powerful. Our bodies are capable. Our bodies know what the hell they're doing, even when we don't.