This is going to get graphic....just a warning.
I am now reaching 35 weeks, so time to begin stretching the perenium. I tried to do this with DH last time and he felt really uncomfortable doing it b/c he was afraid of hurting me. I ended up trying to do it myself with little success and then just giving up. I did tear a bit despite Zoe being very small.
So this time, DH is willing to try again, but I am very tender there right now. Actually I'm worried about maybe having an infection. It's itchy and sore, more toward the back and butt area (where tearing would occur). Is it safe to do the stretching with olive oil even when sore and possibly having yeast?
The other question I have is about the inside and being able to feel the cervix. Since I've been tender and itchy, I've done a little checking around in the shower and the inside "ceiling" is very low. Forgive my stupidity, but I'm not sure if what I'm feeling is the cervix or not. There is still an opening, but the tissue in front of the opening is much lower than usual.
I am so embarrassed to even ask this, especially since I have a masters degree and have taken 2 semesters of human biology. You would think I could figure out my own body.