From Our 2011 Archives

Health Tip: Dealing With Hemorrhoids During Pregnancy

(HealthDay News) -- Hemorrhoids are swollen, painful veins that develop in the rectum. Up to half of pregnant women have them, the website says.

The site offers these suggestions to ease hemorrhoid pain:

  • Drink plenty of fluids.
  • Eat foods rich in fiber, including whole grains, fruits and vegetables.
  • When you have a bowel movement, resist the urge to strain.
  • Ask your doctor about witch hazel and other products to soothe hemorrhoids.

-- Diana Kohnle

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