(Closed) Pregnancy – no one warned me about this!

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
9117 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Don’t worry — you’re not a freak or a mutant.

It happens to about 10% of pregnant women, usually within five months of a second pregnancy.

It can be treated. You just need to be brave and tell your doctor so you can begin treatment — they’ll know what’s best for you and your body and baby.

Post # 4
2418 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Oh I’m so sorry you’re in pain! They run in my family too and my mom has them. I pray I don’t get them but I look so much like my mom I’m probably going to be doomed to it too. Maybe find a doctor that deals with vericose veins and see what they can offer you for treatment?

Post # 7
2261 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@kelly105:  Yikes! I haven’t experienced this (22 weeks) but *have* noticed larger than usual veins around my lady parts. That sounds horrible though! I’m so sorry it hurts. D: 

Post # 8
7493 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

I absolutely had that with my first pregnancy.  It was awful.  Mostly went away after giving birth and recovery.  I never had the problem with my second child.

Post # 9
2951 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 1998

@kelly105:  I had this too so I know how painful it is.

I know it’s embarrassing but you need to tell your OB and they will give you something to use or some pressure panty hose which I had to use ( ugly but worth it).

Unfortunely my veins in my legs never recovered and I had to have them stripped at age 26 but it was so worth it as they look so much better now. 

Ahh the joys of pregnancy that no one tells you πŸ™

Post # 10
1572 posts
Bumble bee

@kelly105:  I totally feel you on the pee trickle crap! I hate that! Some people say to pee while leaning forward to help your bladder compress, but that hasn’t really helped for me, sometimes it just doesn’t want to all come out, and usually my uterus is contracting at the same time so it is very uncomfortable to lean forward! I don’t have a vein though, best of luck with the treatment!

The thing that I wish people would have told me about was that my body/face hair would grow thicker @[email protected] Never had a problem with my facial hair before but now I have to pluck my lips.. eww!

Post # 11
8093 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

There is SOOOoooooo much that nobody warns you about. If women knew all the gross, painful, and humiliating things that came with pregnancy and childbirth (and child rearing now that I think of it) the human race would die out.

Did anyone tell you you’re probably going to poop? Yeah, you’re probably going to poop. While giving birth. About a 95% chance of it. Sorry.



Post # 12
327 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@Daisy_Mae:  Was this after opting for an enema?  My OB said an enema would most likely resolve this issue.

Post # 13
223 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@Daisy_Mae:  Oh my goodness. I can’t wait til FH and I TTC, but things like this make me want to be able to skip the whole pregnancy/labor process! I know it’s natural.. but come on! 

Post # 14
322 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@MrsZippyMouse:  Enemas are terrible! I would not want to opt for one. If constipated during labor it woulld probably good, but otherwise I think I might take popping on the floor. 


@kelly105:  Best of luck! That sounds so awful! I think light compression should help. Maybe try the special hose until you see your doc next

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