Pregnancy takes a COMPLETE toll on your body! There are so many things that happen during pregnancy that no one talks about and that I wish someone had told me because HONEY I was unprepared! Lol. One thing that’s very common for women during pregnancy is HEMORRHOIDS! If you don’t know what they are, hemorrhoids are veins in the rectal wall that swell from straining. The reason why this is so common for pregnant women is because they tend to experience constipation at some point during their pregnancy for one reason or another.
Honestly, I always thought that hemorrhoids were something that old people had…. But, the reality is up to 75% of people will experience hemorrhoids at some point in their life! And well… If I’m completely truthful I thought I WOULDN’T get them just because I wouldn’t! Lol… But, that was a LIE!
I had friends who had experienced them during pregnancy but, I really believed that because I had Caleb 2 years prior (and didn’t have this experience) my pregnancy with Kelsey would be a breeze and I wouldn’t have any complicated experiences but, boy, was I WRONG! Lol.
During a routine check-up towards the end of my pregnancy with Kelsey, I remember telling my doctor that I noticed I had been a bit uncomfortable whenever I tried to go #2 and she said very casually, “Oh, you might have hemorrhoids.” And then she proceeded to check me, which if I may say so, is the most awkward version of a physical you’ll ever have! Lol. I’ll leave out the details because I think I’ve embarrassed myself enough for one blog! Hahahahaha!
Almost 2 years later (like last week for real!!!), and I found myself back in the doctor’s office because I felt the same discomfort and low and behold these unwanted visitors are back again… Hopefully with a little bit of meds they’ll be gone and maybe for good. But, only time will tell… In the interim, I’ll just drink lots of water, eat as much fiber as I can, and sit on my donut pillow!
Peace, Love & Light…