“After my daughter was born, I knew something was wrong down there but I didn't know what it was. My nurse told me I had hemorrhoids from pregnancy. When I came home, I couldn't sit, lay down or stand without being in extreme pain. I talked to my mom and some of my friends who had babies and they said it was normal and had happened to them, too.”
“I sat a lot while I was nursing, so I bought one of those donut-shaped cushions and tried to stand up and move around as often as possible."
“My doctor said that new moms
can be constipated and that constipation can cause flare-ups,
so I'm trying to eat better, drink lots
of water and take walks. It all helps.
To help relieve the pain, I sit in a warm, shallow bath and afterwards
pat it dry. Then I gently pat on Preparation H® Ointment for relief from painful burning and itching. My mom uses Preparation H® and I do, too.”
Your body goes through many changes during pregnancy. One of those changes can be the development of hemorrhoids. Many women get hemorrhoids during pregnancy and childbirth. One in five women who is pregnant or has recently delivered gets hemorrhoids. Read more
Did You Know?
Q: Why do pregnant women and new moms get hemorrhoids?
Hemorrhoids are caused by pressure in the hemorrhoid veins. There are several reasons pregnancy may cause extra pressure. For one, a pregnant woman's enlarged womb increases pressure in the hemorrhoid veins. Read more.