Photo by Flickr user David DeHetre. In , Allison Henry sent shudders down many spines with a story she published on the now-defunct website MomLogic. About ten weeks into Henry's second pregnancy, she suddenly felt like "someone had rammed a pitchfork up [her] butt. After giving birth to a son, who was fine but premature, one day she noticed while using the bathroom that "there wasn't really a hole there—it felt kind of flat. Later that year, she looked down at something more disturbing: "It was like my insides were on the outside and they were coming out.
8 Reasons Your Vulva or Vagina Might Get All Swollen
Swollen Vulva or Vagina: 8 Reasons This Can Happen | SELF
Jump to navigation. A lot of changes happen to different parts of your body during pregnancy and some that can be more difficult or embarrassing to talk about are vaginal changes- but rest assured, these changes are completely normal most of the time. Many women are very in-tune and aware of their changing bodies during pregnancy and usually bring up all of their experiences during their appointments. If you do fail to mention any distinct changes but your doctor notices obvious vaginal or vulvar changes, they may address them after administering a routine physical exam so that you are aware the change is normal for future reassurance. One of the many common vaginal changes women address with their doctors is color change in the vulva. The blood fills the veins more robustly than normal and therefore gives a blue-ish discoloration and a feeling of fullness or heaviness in the area.
Do you feel an urgent need to clean the cooker, tidy the cutlery drawer, and sort your baby's clothes into alphabetical order? This is typical nesting behaviour — and something that many women and their partners report around this time. It can be therapeutic and very useful… but don't overdo it. Put your feet up in between bouts of activity.
Install our app to track your symptoms, predict patterns and get daily health insights. As you probably know, becoming pregnant has a lot to do with your monthly menstrual cycle or period. An ovary is a part of the female reproductive system, which means that it plays a really important role in the process of becoming pregnant. You have two ovaries, one on each side of the body. Each month a group of eggs, or ova, develops inside the ovaries.