At a glance: Piles affect around 1 in 10 women during pregnancy. It occurs more likely in the third trimester.
Piles poses no risks for your baby.
Why are piles during pregnancy so common?
Any one can be affected by piles, but you are more likely to get them when pregnant due to the level of certain hormones in your body. In particular, the hormone progesterone which relaxes the walls of your blood levels making piles a lot more likely to occur.
The weight of your baby as it grows, putting more pressure on your veins, along with constipation, a common occurence during pregnancy, also increases the likelihood of suffering from piles in pregnancy.
How to avoid getting piles in pregnancy?
The good news is that despite it being a common occurrence during pregnancy there are steps you can take to avoid getting piles.
- Drink enough fluids
- take a very high fiber diet
- Exercise regularly
Can Piles harm my baby?
There is no risk to your baby. It is very common condition for women during pregnancy or labor and will often clearup in the days and weeks following the birth.
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