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ThatllDoPig Fri 19-Nov-10 19:51:34

It's nasty.
Not first pregnancy, but first time experienced this.
I can't be the only one. Will everything return to normal ??!

DomesticGoddess31 Fri 19-Nov-10 20:28:37

Hi ThatllDoPig, I get the same...i find it's when I'm experiencing a change in hormones. It should pass, might take a number of weeks tho.

ThatllDoPig Fri 19-Nov-10 20:48:11

Thanks for replying! I was seriously starting to think maybe it was just me! Hope you are right.

planner26 Fri 19-Nov-10 20:55:49

I had this a bit earlier on in my pregnancy. Got really concerned it was permanent and something horrible like varicose veins etc. but it went away! Hope this reassures you!

PrettyCandles Fri 19-Nov-10 21:00:21

They're called vulval varicosities ie varicose veins in your ladybits and there's nothing you can do about them. They will disappear after you give birth. Warning: they leave your bits as baggy and wrinkly as an old man's scrotum, but this too shrinks away and you eventually return to normal.

If they're bothering you, try putting a maternity pad in your knickers, the counter-pressure seems to ease the discomfort.

Ahh the joys of motherhood...

ThatllDoPig Fri 19-Nov-10 21:07:42

prettycandles your post make me laugh and cringe at the same time!
How long till the gimmer scrotum disolves afterwards!?

lovechristmas Fri 19-Nov-10 21:11:12

Bless you for posting, and hooray for PrettyCandles there is hope for us both xxx

PrettyCandles Fri 19-Nov-10 21:35:08

IIRC the veins shrink back within days of delivery. The gimmerousness takes longer, probably a few weeks.

Labella77 Sat 20-Nov-10 10:58:24

God i had this first pregnancy and it was painful, but vv's as i called then went as soon as the pressure was off. Not looking forward to their return this time.

George26 Sat 20-Nov-10 20:10:32

I got them at 22wks when pg with DD, and just wore a sanitary towel in my pants for "support" (they disappeared within days of giving birth).

I noticed them at 14wks this time <sob> and posted on here for help & support - thankfully some wonderful ladies came back with some good ideas grin

I got some support tights from here which I found really good (make sure you check the sizing guides before you buy), I was getting really tired achy legs, but was fine after a day of wearing these.

But then I discovered I had thrush, so I thought that planning to wear tights for the rest of my pregnancy probably wasn't a good idea, and got the "V2 Supporter Maternity Belt" from here (it was the only place in the UK I found which stocked them). Attractive it is not (DH almost wet himself laughing when he saw it!) but it appears to work. As long as I wear it during the day, the "heaviness" has now gone (I tried not wearing it one day & it came back), and I'm not hiding myself from DH IYKWIM! Again, check the sizing & if in doubt it might be worth going up a size - I was a pre-preg size 12, so went for the small & it is very, very snug & I'm a bit worried it won't fit me when I get bigger!

sorry for the long post, but hope it helps!

George26 Sat 20-Nov-10 20:12:53

oh, and putting your feet up will help too - they are varicose veins & caused by the blood not making it back up your body, so get gravity to help out by avoiding standing for long periods of time & putting your feet up whenever possible.

ThatllDoPig Tue 23-Nov-10 13:52:52

Thanks everyone! Feeling much better about it now, a glimmer (gimmer?) of hope of returning to normal one day has returned!

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