Hemorrhoids? Piles? Not really a great topic for conversation but we thought it needed to be discussed for that very reason. Itâs yet another thing some of us Mammas have to cope with. Not fair at all is it? Along with all the other changes to our bodies through pregnancy and birth this one is just rotten!
I carried my first two babies (8.5lb and 9.5lb) with no sign of a âPileâ in sight but third time round it was as though my body kind of gave up on me and fell apart. Piles was one of a few things that all appeared during my last pregnancy and got worse through labour. Uncomfortable and irritating and none of the creams seemed to help, popping them back in became the norm because the thought of having them ‘looked at’ or âseen tooâ was something I really could not entertain at all.
I think for some lucky ladies, as varicose veins do, they can vanish after pregnancy and birth. Iâm afraid for the rest of us it seems that surgery or living with them are the only options! Nice eh? I think Iâll just add it to the list of things that are completely different about my body since having babies.
Iâd love to be one of the Mumâs that embraces all the stretch marks, piles and saggy skin but unfortunately Iâm not. I donât love the haemorrhoids, I canât love them. They are not a lovely thing to remind me I grew my children inside meâ¦..they are just plain horrible, right up there with stretch marks and droopy boobies!
As for answers, I donât have any. Sorry! Iâd imagine avoiding constipation is good and making sure you are not on your feet all dayâ¦..(impossible if it’s not your first baby or you are working!) Iâm grateful I guess that I didnât need surgery like some of you might do, please comment and let us know if youâve suffered and have you found anything has helped? Join us in the conversation by watching our video and share the haemorrhoid love ladies! We have to laugh about these things don’t we or else we might cry…. xx