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My mother told me to prepare for a bunch of weird things to happen to my body. I'm over the nausea, bloating (mostly), and heat waves. Now it's just a matter of waiting for the first prenatal visit this coming March 2nd. However lately it seems I'm beginning to bleed... whenever I do the number two.
It's mostly constipation but I noticed a significant amount of blood whenever I do go. It doesn't hurt nor do I feel like I'm dying, but to see blood in your own stool is nerve wracking and frightening! I was worried it was coming from my other area but thankfully that remains clean. My mom said it's hemorrhoids most likely but I'm not sure what to think or if I should be concerned. I've NEVER had this happened to me before.
Yeah, it sounds like hemorrhoids. Bummer. Super common during pregnancy (and after). Make sure you're getting enough fluids and fiber. With both my previous pregnancies I ended up drinking prune juice every once in a while for the constipation (it's not bad mixed with club soda).
Yeah, it sounds like hemorrhoids. Bummer. Super common during pregnancy (and after). Make sure you're getting enough fluids and fiber.
Ditto. Had them last time, and they are already bothering me again this time. Be proactive about it...don't wait until it has been several days since you have had a BM. If you notice it has been very long, start drinking prune juice or something...waiting only makes it more painful.
Melissa & DH
IVF babies Claire (3), Abigail (1) and George (1)
This happened to me around 4 weeks and trust me, I was freaking out too.
My father, who is a nurse, explained to me about the hemmroids even if I don't feel them they can be small and un noticable except for the blood. He also said, like the other ladies, lots of fiber and water! lol.
Mine hasn't happened since, and i've just been downing lots of water.
I didn't have them with Josiah until AFTER I delivered. As long as I keep hydrated, they are not a problem most of the time for me. Really hoping that they don't flair up during this pregnancy! I agree with all the advice given... water, fiber, and stool softeners!
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I've been eating this prune butter (like apple butter but made from prunes), mostly just because I love the taste, for breakfast on a piece of toast with peanut butter! It's yummy and it should help in that department. I found it with the jams and jellys at the store...
try to eat foods high in fiber, green leafy veggies are great sources : ) , i do bleed as well however for me its painfull, they say prep-h is safe during pregnancy but im trying to do it on my own with fiber and water, since its suh a crutially time in deelopment of baby i dont wanna take any chances.