Here's a GREAT site to explain about why kegels aren't necessarily the best thing to be doing:
As well as great ideas of what you SHOULD be doing instead (read down a bit):
Interesting comments about the sugar cravings. I don't know what I'm having this time around but suspect boy & have been craving sugar like CRAZY. Unfortunately I think that's more to do with really low iron (& therefor REALLY low energy) that I'm trying to compensate for.
As far as my prep goes I'm:
-increasing probiotics, vit C, echinacea, getting more rest etc before the Group B strep test
-listening to my hypnobabies tracts more & more to work on relaxation
-attending an Ina May Gaskin lecture tonight for positive birth vibes (soooo excited!!)
-The one thing I want to do more than anything though is more prenatal yoga & the squats & exercises in the links above. I really feel like my hips/hamstrings are super super tight & that working to make these more pliable will make a big difference to my labour. I know from yoga that practising daily for a month can make this happen so it's crunch time!! Now I just have to make time in the day for it where I haven't been before...
Edited by CinCanada - 3/25/11 at 5:46am