Join Date: Jul 2003
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Poking my nose in from August - but yes, I have a varicose vein in my pubic region. From my perspective, it is on the left of my vagina, sort of making a line from my leg to the bottom of my labia.
This vein showed up during ds's pregnancy and I was too embarrassed to mention it to anyone. Pushing was no problem. After the birth it was a little swollen/sore for a couple of days, but so was the rest of the area. With this pregnancy it's sore off and on and it comes in handy as a barometer of whether or not I've done too much that day (kind of like swelling in my ankles). I anticipate the same sort of general soreness after the birth, but honestly, sitting on a cold compress for the first day or two took care of all the soreness.
Oh - I was worried about the entire area being swollen as well, so I had dh check it out for me - poor guy I'm taking all the sexy out of our relationship w/requests like this - and he said that it looked the same as it always does. Don't know if that eases your mind, but it worked for me.
Good luck w/your birthing!