Haemorroids in pregnancy:
Haemorrhoids are nothing but swollen veins in the anus and rectum. This is common during pregnancy, especially in the third trimester when the increased growth of the uterus
puts pressure on the veins. This can be painful. They may
also lead to itching or bleeding especially during or after bowel movement.
Pregnant women who experience constipation will usually get prone to haemorrhoids. While the body during pregnancy will undergo all sorts of physical changes, haemorrhoids can be one more unwanted irritation. Some women get haemorrhoids for the first time during their pregnancy but if one had haemorrhoids before, they are more likely to prone again when they are pregnant. The good news about haemorrhoids is that they generally aren’t harmful, the health of the mother and baby remain unaffected and considered as a short-term problem. They goaway on their own after the birth of the baby.
The main reason for haemorrhoids in pregnancy is the growing uterus. As the uterus gets bigger it
begins to pressurize against pelvis. This creates a lot of pressure on the veins near the anus and rectum due to
which they get swollen and painful. The other reason is the increased volume of progesterone hormone during
pregnancy contributes to the development of haemorrhoids, as it relaxes the walls veins which make them prone to swelling. Even increase in blood volume, which enlarges veins which in turn contribute to haemorrhoids.
These are most common in pregnant women who experience constipation. According to the recent research
38% of pregnant women get prone to constipation which in turn also leads to haemorrhoids in pregnancy. Pregnancy hormones can slow down the movement of food through digestive tract
which leads to constipation more likely.
PREVENTION AND TREATEMENT for Haemorroids in pregnancy:
Avoiding constipation is a major key in prevention of haemorrhoids in pregnancy.
Drinking plenty of fluids.
Eating lots of high-fiber foods.
Doing kegel exercises daily.
Avoiding sitting or standing for long periods of time.
Treatment Haemorroids in pregnancy :
Usually haemorrhoids get better after pregnancy, but there are some tips that can ease itching and pain in the mean time.
Soaking the rectal area in warm water several times a
Applying ice packs to the rectal area.
Keeping the anal region clean and dry.
This is how Haemorroids in pregnancy can be treated.