Yikes; there's a title no one wants to have to read. Sadly though, hemorrhoids do occur in the post baby...
Yikes; there's a title no one wants to have to read. Sadly though, hemorrhoids do occur in the post baby months for some women. Hemorrhoids sometimes happen because things like pregnancy and post pregnancy constipation, your uterus, and pushing out a baby the size of a sack of potatoes can all put unneeded pressure on your body and especially your rectum. Hemorrhoids can be itchy to painful, and can make passing a bowel movement extra hard after you give birth. The best way to deal is to avoid hemorrhoids altogether. The best way to do that is to stay hydrated. Drinking lots of water will keep you non-constipated which is partially why you might get hemorrhoids. You can control what your body goes through during pregnancy for the most part - but you can control your water intake, so start there. You can take a sitz bath or tub bath to relieve itching and pain or sit on one of those silly looking, but useful donut pillows. You can also try a little witch hazel applied with a soft, cold pad compress. Talk to your doctor or midwife about anti-inflammatory creams for bigger pain relief.

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