So pleased to find all these other women with vaginal varicose veins. Isn't the lack of information out there ridiculous, as is the attitude of most midwives and ob/gyns. I guess the pain is not something you can even begin to imagine unless you have it. Was very interested to hear your experience of pain after the birth, as I keeping bringing it up with midwives and ob and keeping getting told "It will be fine they go away, you shouldn't bleed to death if you tear". Gee thanks how reassuring!! And they are not much more helpful when I enquire as to trying to remain upright and moving until actual delivery time, I am assuming the pain is going to be immense with all that pressure! I have a 16mth old boy (no veins with that pregnancy) which makes having the veins even more interesting, especially when I have to pick him up and seem to be forever squatting down to him or toys - not pleasent! Anyway its good to have a whinge with people who understand, and would love to hear anymore comments on how delivery went.
PS: With 3.5wks to go the baby is already engaged, I thought 2nd babies didn't engage until labour, anyone had this happen, does it mean I might go sooner then later - hears hoping!
Kirstyn, NSW, Due 28/03/05, Will 11/10/03