matures and lays eggs around the anus, causing itching.'This itching causes bottom scratching - often at night during sleep - and eggs get stuck to hands,' says Prima Baby's expert GP Dr Rob Hicks.The infestation cycle continues if eggs are swallowed
It's common to develop varicose veins on your legs during pregnancy, caused by the weight of the baby and dilated blood vessels.But it's worse for those women who develop swollen veins around their rectums (piles) or vagina (vulval varicosities).You can help protect your legs by ...
if stress incontinence is the problem.* Stand up with one leg on a stool and hold a paper towel over your perineum (the area between the vagina and the anus). See a wet stain on the towel? This is another sign of stress incontinence.The healing process
floor exercises will help. To do these, close up and draw in the muscles around your bladder opening, as though you're trying to stop passing urine in midstream. Repeat round the anus, as though you're stopping yourself having a bowel movement. Hold
ball for supportTake up pregnancy yoga to keep your body flexibleMassage your perineum (the area between your vagina and anus) with olive oil to improve the skin's suppleness and prevent tearing.
A tear during labour means that you have suffered damage to the skin, tissues and occasionally muscles of your vagina and perineum - the area between your vagina and anus.The tear could be anything from a nick in the skin to a deeper laceration
the vagina and anus) might be needed.You might need a Caesarean. If your baby is breech you may be offered an elective one. If complications occur, you may need an emergency one.Click Through For More Information On How To Make A Birth Plan.
vagina and anus). It can be anything from a nick in the skin to a deep laceration, and is caused by the pressure of your babys head as she comes into the world. I know it sounds scary, says John Bidmead, consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist
. Connecting them with something you do frequently, like having a drink or washing your hands, can help.In the last three months of pregnancy, massaging your perineum the area between the vagina and the anus with sunflower or olive oil increases
' Not everyone tears and there are things you can do to make it less likely. Giving birth upright helps, as does massaging your perineum, the area between the vagina and anus, with almond oil in the weeks leading up to your due date. This is said to help improve