Holistic remedies for hemorrhoids during pregnancy

Hemorrhoids in pregnancy are most common during the 3rd trimester . They are swollen blood vessels / varicose veins in the rectal area that develop from the pressure of your growing uterus and increased blood flow. They can be itchy , painful and can sometimes cause rectal bleeding . They usually go away shortly after the birth of your baby . 


Here are some holistic remedies for hemorrhoid relief  during pregnancy – Image


-Chilled Witch hazel pads add vit.E oil.

-Sitz bath and if you want add a few drops of Lavender oil into bath.

– Eat more more fruit ,vegetables and whole grains in your diet.

-Try not to strain while you are going to the bathroom.

-When sitting on the toilet keep feet up on a stool .

–  Eat more fiber to keep bowls moving ( try to avoid constipation)

-Do kegels – This will help pump blood out of the engorged pelvic veins.

-Add extra B-6 ( min 10 milligrams) as well as a vitamin B- complex . 

-Avoid long hours of sitting or standing.

-Apply ice packs or crushed ice 

-Garlic pearls 1-6 per day (kwai and kyolic are great brands that are sociable and wont make you smelly) 

-Insert a peeled clove of garlic into the rectum at night.

-Apply live yogurt to the area.

– Take vitamin c – Vital for maintaining strength in the walls of blood vessels.

– Apply Aloe vera 

– Drink lots of water with lemon 

– Drink prune juice with flax seeds 

– Soak 4 figs in hot water over night and eat in morning continue for 3 to 4 weeks 

– Drink camomile and nettle leaf tea 

– Apply comfy root ointment 

– Apply baking soda 

– Apply raw potatoes to ease swelling 

– Get acupuncture to help with circulation 

–  Do Yoga poses such as : Legs up the wall , child pose, fish pose and squatting .

– Exercise 



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