hi crikeybadger im gutted no one suggested anything as it's dc3 for me and im only 14 wks and already suffering from my "usual" VV but in a place that im not sure anyone has ever had?! sorry for this but mine is right on the side of my lady bit so at the end of the day when i'd walked a lot, i can barely move as it's just hurting so much with every step and feel the blood just pumping in there . spoke to mw before as i suffered from this during my second preg but only around the end so really don't understand why so early???
Thanks for the reply. I think everything just happens so much earlier the more pregnancies you have. I know exactly what you mean though, by the end of the day I feel like everything is about to drop out from down there!
I have read that you can put piles cream on them and the GP I asked said that it may help soothe them but won't reduce the swelling. She did say that it should go away after delivery thank goodness. I've also heard that wearing a maternity pad can provide some extra support.
Thanks Darcy- I have seen a sort of 'underwear cradle' but my mw didn't think it would do much as it's the internal pressure from the baby's head that causes them apparently. It might make things a bit more comfortable though, VPL and all.
thanks for that ladies. i was told by my midwife there is no much i can do about it it's just a pain that it started so early on this time. don't know how im going to cope running around 2 toddlers like that. it is true that it goes away straight after birth so i guess until then it's the seriouis VPL
An ice pack and elevation can relieve the discomfort, and apparently resting with your hips above the level your heart will help to make sure it doesn't get worse... but I didn't find any silver bullet other than delivery
My MW said a support band/belt thing might help take some of the weight off your pelvis. Also suggested a few drops of witch hazel on a panty liner. But then she also said there's nothing that really helps all that much......
thanks for that. the thing is its even difficult to find tight pants as even if they are tight when u put them on in about half an hr they roll down. the only kind of thing i can imagine would help, is something that keeps your pants being pulled up and tight. anyway it only gets bad by around 3-4 pm by then we r usually at home so can sit down. must look very silly limping as i havent even told people im pregnant keeping the pantyliner in the freezer sounds good tho
I used to wear a huge sanitary towel which helped to support eberything down there and would spend every evening sat on a bag of frozen peas wrapped in a teatowel. Aloe Vera (I think?) gel kept in the fridge and put on the pad helped too. God - I don't envy you - they were the bain of last pregnancy