You can't judge a book by its cover, but can you pick on a product line because of its name? LeastLikely2Breed sells a line of remedies ($6 - $18) for expectant and new mamas. From stretch mark potion to nipple salve and hemorrhoid ointment to vaginal jelly, there's even some diaper rash balm for baby. But the names of the products are another story. In your ninth month of pregnancy, would you find humor or insult in rubbing Whale Oil ($12) on your big belly?
There are a few nasty lil secrets about pregnancy that only your closest girlfriends divulge. I was unaware of the "H" factor until a friend who shared my same due date called me and inquired, "I have got the worst hemorrhoids! Do you?!" Sympathetic and embarrassed for her, I was relieved to answer, "heavens no!"
My OB/GYN says that about half of her patients develop the unsightly and irritating condition at some point during the child-bearing stage. Many women deal with them in the third trimester while others get them during labor. Constipated mothers often get them as a result of straining during bowel movements, excess weight gain, and sitting or standing for long periods of time.
To see how mothers can treat or even prevent hemorrhoids, read more