Ah the joys of pregnancy. I've been dealing with some swelling and pressure for several weeks now. I didn't experience it at all with ds. I know it's normal, but I would hate to develop a vaginal hemorrhoid--just read about those things this morning. So I'm wondering if anyone else is experiencing this and has found anything to relieve the pressure. I find it's worse toward the end of the day, after I've been on my feet for hours, when I'm standing or walking around carrying ds, and especially after DTD. I'm trying to stay off my feet (ha!) as much as possible and not do any unnecessary lifting, Today I used an ice pack which was fairly effective at least while it was applied. I'm wondering if arnica might help taken orally or applied topically and if anyone has any advice on that. From what I've read on homeopathic blogs, it is safe during pregnancy, just wondering if systemic or local application might be more effective.
Anyway, any tips or advice on mitigating this super fun symptom would be welcome. I'm thinking if it's this uncomfortable now, I don't even want to know what it will feel (or look) like if the last month.