Most women who haven’t been through pregnancy before find themselves literally shocked at the number of lasting bodily changes that can occur.
From permanent weight change to lasting adaptations in breast volume and body shape, pregnancy is a watershed event in the life of the female body. Some of the least-discussed effects are also the most frustrating, including lingering pain, incontinence, and hemorrhoids.
I have written before about why hemorrhoids appear during and after pregnancy, and why they can be so difficult to rid yourself of completely, but this quote sums it up:
Constipation, straining and the pressure from your baby on your rectum and perineum can cause hemorrhoids or make them worse.
Whether your principal concern about hemorrhoids is sensory or cosmetic, the fact remains that these swollen blood vessels are an irritating addition to daily life.