As pregnancy progresses, fluid may accumulate in tissues, usually in the feet, ankles, and legs, causing them to swell and appear puffy. This condition is called edema. Occasionally, the face and hands also swell.
Thrushalso known under the more medical term candidiasis, occurs frequently during pregnancy, especially in the third trimester. In fact, when we are pregnant we are more susceptible to thrush. This is because the hormonal changes which naturally occur during pregnancy, cause a change in the environment of the vaginal flora; the glucose content in the vaginal wall can also increase.
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.
Having a vulva and vagina can be pretty superb. Depending on how your specific parts work, they may offer the potential to have plentiful orgasms, give birth to cute, chunky babies, and do so many other delightful things. But having a vulva and vagina can come with downsides, too, like a swollen vulva intense enough to earn you the nickname Michelin Mons or a swollen vagina that throws you for a loop. Here are eight reasons your vagina or vulva might get all swollen.
From color shifts to varicose veins, carrying a baby for nine months can do a number on your lady parts. Here's your no-holds-barred guide to how your vagina changes during pregnancy. As a pregnant woman, you know that a baby most likely will exit through your vagina.
Vulvar varicosities are varicose veins at the outer surface of the female genitalia vulva. They occur most often during pregnancy. This is due to the increase in blood volume to the pelvic region during pregnancy and the associated decrease in how quickly your blood flows from your lower body to your heart.
If pregnancy were an awards show, the uterus would win leading lady and the vagina would take home best supporting actress. Each take on their own role to make having a baby possible. But while the world watches your belly expand over the course of your pregnancy, there are plenty of unseen changes happening below the belt that only you are privy to.
Most women experience occasional bouts of a common yeast infection known as vaginal thrush. It causes itching, irritation and swelling of the vagina and surrounding area, sometimes with a creamy white cottage cheese-like discharge. Vaginal thrush is fairly harmless but it can be uncomfortable and it can keep coming back, which is known as recurrent thrush.
By the third trimester of pregnancy, your baby is gaining weight and dropping lower in your pelvis. The added pressure can lead to swelling of the genitals and perineum. At the same time, your perineum is starting to stretch in preparation for childbirth.