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sorry if TMI but.....

(12 Posts)
j20baby Sun 15-Jul-07 10:55:53

are your lady bits meant to be swollen?
am 28 wks pg and they seem to be really swolllen, maybe fluid retention?

quick, all go look in the mirror and see if i'm the only one

Leati Sun 15-Jul-07 11:00:34

What are lady bits?

j20baby Sun 15-Jul-07 11:03:10

hmm, what do people call it on here, fanjo?

was going to say vagina, but its the outside of the vagina, the lips and vulva

TheMuppetMuggle Sun 15-Jul-07 11:03:13

I don't remember that hun, but was after birth

j20baby Sun 15-Jul-07 11:15:20

themuppet, do you mean you do remember it, after the birth? or am i missing the point completely?

was thinking it may just be pressure from the baby's head?

asur Sun 15-Jul-07 11:27:07

you're not alone... I have had that a couple of times with this bump - have swollen but then gone back to normal within a few hours... Think it could either be fluid retention, heat or just pressure - maybe depends how LO is sitting?!

bananabump Sun 15-Jul-07 11:40:17

On the august 2007 antenatal clubs there has been mention by a few women of developing "porno flaps" mid pregnancy! I think it's probably a very normal part of pregnancy since we have like 30% extra fluid/blood circulating at that point, and it's got to go somewhere!

I wouldn't worry unless it feels heavy/sore/achy/itchy as if it does it's possible it could be vulval varicose veins. lovely!

lazyemma Sun 15-Jul-07 12:10:14

I wish there was a rule forbidding anyone to apologise in advance for the "TMI"-ness of their questions on mumsnet - surely the whole point of this place, being a largely anonymous internet forum peopled almost entirely by women with direct experience of pregnancy and the occasional yuckyness thereof - is that you should feel able to ask questions about slightly squirmy stuff you couldn't chat about at work or over dinner at home. I can think of very few things that really would be TMI in this context, and swollen ladybits ain't one of them.

(as others have said, that's entirely normal btw- something to do with increased blood flow in pregnancy.)

j20baby Sun 15-Jul-07 12:41:19

Thanks all, lo has got her head down i think, or she seems to have every time i have a mw appointment.

not hurting or anything, i wasn't really worried, just wondered if it was normal.

lazyemma-i tend to agree with you actually, i didn't know what to put in the title, will try not to use TMI in future

Eaglebird Sun 15-Jul-07 15:00:14

Some days mine are swollen, and feel like 2 sausages.
Now that really is TMI

TheMuppetMuggle Sun 15-Jul-07 15:23:37

J20 i do remember it esp after birth, felt like my fanjo was going to explode!

j20baby Sun 15-Jul-07 15:28:48

at eagle

please don't remind me about afterwards! i had to sit in a bath for weeks, just to pee after dd's birth...

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