You know that your body experiences many changes during pregnancy. So it is probably not surprising to learn that having hemorrhoids during pregnancy is quite common. About 1 in 4 new moms experience hemorrhoids. When you're pregnant, there is an increase in blood circulating in your body. At the same time, high levels of the hormone progesterone relax the walls of your blood vessels.
The veins below your uterus are more likely to become swollen and stretched as the weight of your growing baby puts pressure on them. This is why you're more prone to hemorrhoids when you're pregnant. Constipation, another common problem during pregnancy, can also cause hemorrhoids.
Post Pregnancy You may develop hemorrhoids during the third trimester of pregnancy or during labour. They may also be a result of constipation in the weeks after giving birth, when your body is shedding the extra fluid needed during pregnancy, and is making breast milk for your baby.
Anusol soothes and eases the burning sensation, and helps reduce the swelling of hemorrhoid tissue.