Soooo...the other day I went to the bathroom and I tore myself up. I don't know how, didn't even strain that hard, and for some reason created a hemmroid, it bled and everything.
Well it's been SO uncomfortable to sit! I feel like I need one of those doughnut rings! LOL
I went to my friend's house last night and I was just so uncomfortable, I am trying to talk to her but I can't sit up right and so I am moving all around, eventually I told her I had to go because I was tired, when really my bum just hurt! LOL
SO I was like OK I need to go get something to clear this up! and I'm like where can I go that I won't be embarressed? Like some place with a self-check out. I am driving around and I find a walgreens that ive never been to, and go there.
Theres a bunch of college kids running around the isles, I am trying to find the preperationH and these annoying kids are running around I am trying to pretending like I'm NOT looking at the @$$ cream. LOL! Then a walgreen worker stops me and says "do you need help finding anything?" I am like "nooo!!" lol I just wish people would leave me alone! LOLLLL
I finally find the PrepH and, it's in a NEON YELLOW box with PREPERATIONH written in huge letters on it. I am like ok WOW I am NOT going to walk around the store with that!!
Why in the world would they put it in such an obvious package???
Well I keep looking and I find these pads called "tucks" with witch hazel and it's in a very discreat looking package, far away you can't tell what it is. Yay! So I got that. LOL I so I run to the register to try to hurry up and leave before all those college kids get in line behind me and see my butt cream LMAO and the cashier is all slow and like "do you want this in a bag?" and im like "yes! yes!" lol
I come home and I told my dh my adventure story and he's like omggg he thinks i am so silly, he said everyone gets the roids and i shouldnt be that embarrassed. I said I dont know why but I just am! LOL
anyways, just thought that was a silly story to share. I wish it would go away!! It's soo annoying, how long do the "roids" (Ewwwww) last??? Ive had it before just can't remember.
I'm right there with you! I've had them off and on throughout this pregnancy. They do eventually go away on their own but I can't remember how soon!
I remember getting Tucks pads after giving birth last time. They helped a lot!
That sounds like quite an adventure! Personally, I'm not embarrassed by hemorrhoids, but I can see why someone would be. The tucks pads are nice, they soothe pretty well.
Hemmorhoids are crazy, who knows how long it'll last. My butt was just clears up for about half a year before I got pregnant again, but luckily I haven't had too much of an issue yet. I remember sitting on the toilet when preggo with dd and just screaming.
A few things you can do:
When you sit on the potty, put your feet flat on a stool. That gets you in a more natural position.
Eat more fiber (pretty obvious, I know)
Drink more water
Don't sit directly on your butt. Tilt your hips so you are sitting more on one hip.
so i dont have roids yet, thankfully. However, i took all of you ladies advice and got some tucks and stool softeners for after i give birth. i was to embarressed to go shopping with DH so when he was occupied DD and i ran to Walmart to get some of the stuff i needed. i wouldnt even let him in the bedroom with me to pack the bag in fear of him seeing the stuff LMAO (i already have preperation H and i used to use it reduce swelling under the eyes and it helps with reducing discoloration). DH and I are VERY private about our bathroom habits. i get mortified if i pass a tiny bit of gas in front of him.. With that said, my WORST fear about labor is that im gonna poop and stink up the place of front of DH while trying to push Kendra out
Hon - you're going to have to get over that Having a baby is an extremely effective way to lose any modesty you have, when you're in the delivery room it seems like everyone and their dog is coming and going and looking or sticking instruments up your hoo-ha! Having a bit of poop on the table during the pushing stage is extremely common - I bet you won't even know if it happens cause you'll be so preoccupied, the nurses usually just sweep it discreetly out of the way and don't say anything.With that said, my WORST fear about labor is that im gonna poop and stink up the place of front of DH while trying to push Kendra out
As for buying "embarrasing" stuff - I don't know why, usually I am a little more discreet when at the drugstore buying stuff like that, but while pregnant, I just stop caring! I feel like you know what? S**t happens to your body while you're pregnant that you can't do anything about, why should I be embarrassed that I need stool softeners? Believe me, the pharmacists understand. I've never had hemmorhoids though, so I've never had to get that stuff.
Laura - Every FTM has the same fears! I really feel for you! Like Amanda says, all modesty will go out the wondow! I delivered DD leaning over the back of the bed with my butt in the doctors face! I have no idea what was coming out of me! And remember you might be throwing up and having diahrrea (sp?) during labour as well. You DH will be your best support for you during this time! It is very difficult for husbands to see their partners in such pain and he should be able to look past all the gross stuff!
After birth is just as bad as during. I thought I had popped a stich at one point so DH had to check (and it does not look pretty down there after pushing out a 7+ pounder!).
Sorry about the roids. I didn't have any with either pg but I did get some after I had Brandon. It sucked. I hope you find some relief soon.
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+1 for having no shame in the whole labour process. Afterwards when I got up for the first time the nurse took me to the bathroom and I thought as she changed my mesh underwear and pad that the situation should make me really uncomfortable but i didn't really care.
I have no problems buying embarassing things. I wouldn't want to ask where those things are though or discuss with the pharmacist which hemmroid treatment is best!
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Sorry about the roid. I consider myself "queen of roids" after my recent experience. I use the Tucks pads and they work for relief. The best thing that has worked for making mine smaller was a Rx that my OB called in for me. It has hydrocortisone in it and works sooooo good. I would try the Tucks and if that doesn't work alone, you may just have to break down and get some Preparation H or call your OB. Hope you get to feeling better!