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By Dani Mills November 30, 2011

Suffering from piles in pregnancy is one of the many uncomfortable symptoms that women can experience. Some woman, have the unfortunate and painful experience of developing piles during this time. Piles are a condition in which the main vessels in the rectal region become swollen. Women can experience various discomforts when they are suffering from piles including: soreness, pain when trying to have a bowel movement and in some cases even a little bleeding with bowel movements. Luckily there are some things you can do to try to reduce the risk of piles or to at least cut down on the impact if you do have piles.

Vascular changes and changes in the blood flow during pregnancy can cause the vessels to dilate which results in piles. Piles can also result when women are experiencing frequent constipation. Constipation is another condition afflicting many pregnant women. An increase in female hormones also has effects on your body that can lead to piles.

There is not much you can do about the necessary changes in blood flow and volume during pregnancy. Additionally, you cannot change the hormone levels. You can still take some steps to help reduce the risk or impact of piles.

Do what you can to help minimize the risk of becoming constipated. Drinking water to stay well hydrated can go a long way in helping you to have normal bowel health during your pregnancy. The same is true of eating a diet that contains plenty of healthy fiber sources. Eating well can actually go a long way in making it less likely you will develop piles. If you can avoid or reduce constipation during pregnancy, you might avoid piles.

You should always be mindful not to strain if you are having difficulty with a bowel movement. This straining can actually cause piles. It can make piles even more uncomfortable if you are already affected. It is better to try again later if you are having trouble so that you do not find yourself straining.

Talk to your OBGYN if you are suffering from piles or from constipation. He or she can tell you if there are any safe supplements you can take to help soften your stools. If this is not possible, your doctor might be able to provide you with advice on some other remedies that will be safe for the baby and that can help you to suffer a little less.

Keep in mind that your piles can become even more aggravated during delivery. Do all you can to try to treat your piles well before your baby is due. Some women just have piles in the early stages of pregnancy as hormones change. Other women do not suffer piles until the end of pregnancy if at all. Of course, some people struggle throughout their pregnancy.

Try to have a plan to reduce the discomfort of piles during deliver if you are having problems. Once again, this is something you can discuss with your doctor. Fortunately there is a good chance that your piles will begin to heal and that they will go away sometime after you have the baby.

Hopefully you will be one of the lucky women who don't suffer from piles in pregnanc

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