Liza D Janda, EzineArticles Platinum AuthorIf you’re reading this blog post then I must have hit a nerve! I feel for ya! I’ve been there too.

Take heart because there are some things you can do to make these annoying, itchy or painful hemorrhoids, from pregnancy and birth, go away.

A Potato-Foe of Hemmorrhoids! Grate a raw potato to act as an astringent and sooth discomfort caused by the hemorrhoids. Wash 1 large russet potato, cut into small pieces, and put them in a blender until they are in liquid form. Add little bit of water if they look dry. Spread them into a gauze bandage or clean cloth, and gently press on to the hemorrhoids for five to ten minutes.

Homeo What?

Homeopathic Remedies Saved Me from hemorrhoids: The homeopathic remedy Aesculus Hippocastanum-yes, that’s what it’s called! Will work great if:

 In the lower bowel or externally, there are engorged hemorrhoidal veins. Sometimes  the patient may be suffering from a backache.There is an absence of constipation. Much pain and discomfort and little to no bleeding from the hemorrhoids. Varicose veins of purple color. The back aches can be debilitating.

The remedy Hamamelis is beneficial if  there is a raw, sore feeling in the anus, and bleeding from the hemorrhoids. The lower back may ache.

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Flax Oil, Milk Thistle, or Stool Softeners– Can all make a trip to the potty much more comfortable.

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Witch Hazel Is Good Magic- Witch hazel acts as an anti-inflammatory and an astringent. You’ll find immediate comfort and relief from hemorrhoids if you  soak a maxi-pad  in witch hazel, put it in a plastic bag, and place it in the freezer. After a couple of hours, place it on your external hemorrhoids. Aaaahh!

Have a Seat! The Squatty Potty Stool – A Better Bathroom Experience (7in high)Research suggests that squatting while going number 2 allows a much easier elimination because it allows one to relax and dispense with the need to strain.  The squatting position creates an angle between the rectum and anus that makes the whole process easier and helps reduce constipation and hemorrhoids.

Even if squatting eases making a bowel movement, it’s a hard position to stay in if you’re not used to it. That’s where the Squatty Potty comes in.  Just like in childbirth, squatting opens the inlet of the pelvis 10-15% more and shortens the birth canal up to 30%. But it’s a lot easier if you’re flexible and used to the position. For birth you use a birth chair or a birthing stool. For pooping the Squatty Potty comes to the rescue!

 For pregnancy, it will not only make trips to the bathroom easier and more comfortable, but it will help prepare your body for one of the best positions in which to birth your baby. Give it a try and in a couple of years, your kids can use it to get up on the potty by themselves. No matter the purpose, it’s a great investment.

Soothe Your Tushie in The Bath: This soothing herbal combination in the bath will relax you and make you much more comfortable. It will help heal your bum a lot faster.