Thursday, June 25, 2009

Pregnancy Symptoms

This post is for people who have been, currently are, or who might be pregnant some day. And it might also be for the people who are close to someone who falls into one of those categories. If you aren't represented in any of those groups, well then, you just won't get what I'm about to share. And if you are my Dad or Brother, well, read at your own risk. :)

Of all the pregnancy symptoms I have experienced, admittedly very few, hemorrhoids have to be the very worst. See, everyone gets morning sickness. Vomiting might be gross, but well, we know that happens to some pregnant ladies. But hemorrhoids, those are taboo.

So taboo in fact, I didn't even really know what they were until I was pregnant with Charlotte. And I certainly didn't blog about it during my 1st pregnancy! Being a mom now, I am almost completely over my initial hesitation to talk about all things body related. I mean, I have to look at poopy diapers at least once a day, so I can talk about hemorrhoids, right?

Now that I have conquered this idea that we can't talk about hemorrhoids, I am here to help pregnant women all over the world. I don't know the statistic, but I bet a majority of women experience hemorrhoids as a pregnancy symptom. And who wants to walk into the drug store and stand there while trying to figure out which remedy to purchase? Not me!

Being the internet search genius that I am, I starting googling my problem. And I realized that Tucks is the perfect solution. They make these nifty little round pads that can sooth the burning and itching that hemorrhoids bring. You can also buy medicated ointment to calm it all down, down there. Trust me, you are going to want that. And you probably aren't going to want to dawdle in the drug store trying to figure it all out.

I know you can buy the generic "witch hazel pads" as well. And I've done that, but the Tucks brand has these conveinent "take-along packs" that fit discreetyl into your purse.

In the interest of full disclosure, I want you to know, I was already planning to write about this awful pregnancy symptom and the relief Tucks can bring, when I received an opportunity to do so for Mom Select. In exchange for linking to them, I will be able to make a $20 donation to GlobalGiving.com.

What has been your worst pregnancy symptom?

1 comment:

  1. My worst, most uncomfortable symptom was by far heartburn. Don't get me wrong, I had the sore hiney as well but I would take that over 24/7 heartburn any day! I never really had morning sickness all that bad and I swelled bad with my first pregnancy but not my second... I guess everyone experiences things just a little differently!

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