I’ve been cooped up working at home all week nursing a nasty cold. Ack.
But I’m not carrying a two-pound baby that kicks and rolls and grows ¼ to ½ pounds per week providing Mama A with practice contractions.
Daddy K, Meet Dr. Hicks.
According to the American Pregnancy Association, It all started in 1872 when an English doctor, John Braxton Hicks, described the contractions that occur before real labor. Can you imagine constantly thinking,"This must be it," and then it wasn't. Doctors and pregnant women have Dr. Hicks to thank for clearing up all the confusion. The following information will help you determine when you are having “the real thing” or Braxton Hicks contractions.
These contractions are normal and some physicians and midwives think they may play a part in toning the uterine muscle and promoting the flow of blood to the placenta.
I think they play a part in knee-jerk mind-bending contractions I’m going to experience every time Dr. Hicks comes a house-callin’.
I may end up growing my beard like that. It's coming back, isn't it?
By the way, thanks for some of you sending your favorite children's book titles. Keep 'em coming!