Hemorrhoids. Luckily, this pregnancy has been blessedly free of them. People don’t like to mention them. Right?
Hemorrhoids are varicose veins in that MOST uncomfortable of places. And they can pretty much ruin your day.
To prevent them, FIBER is the best weapon. After giving birth, one doctor I know recommends eating ¼ to ½ head iceberg lettuce every day. Sorta extreme, but very effective.
Once they arrive, nothing beats witch hazel fresh from the fridge. Apply with a soft cotton round and if you want, leave it there till you feel the need to replace it.
There are 2 homeopathic remedies that work amazingly well on hemorrhoids, too. The first is Hamamelis, which is especially appropriate if the hemorrhoids are accompanied by bleeding. (Consequently, Hamamelis is Latin for witch hazel, and is simply the homeopathic form of witch hazel.) The other common homeopathic for hemorrhoids is Muriaticum Acidum. There are other homeopathics for hemorrhoids, so reading up on all of them before you decide which to go with is helpful. (But remember, homeopathics are very safe so if you accidentally choose the wrong one, there are no side effects.) 30c is a good strength for quick relief.
*DISCLAIMER* The author of BreadwithHoney is neither a healthcare professional nor a certified herbalist. Information here is for educational purposes only. Use all home remedies at your own risk and always consult your healthcare provider.***
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