So! My lady bits hurt and now I'm supposed to wear a jock strap! So excited!
Victory Over Vulver Varicosites: A Public Service Announcement
So I'm thinking that vulver varicosities might be more common in pregnancy than one might realize. What is this delightful thing I speak of? Well, basically if you are a pregnant lady and you feel like someone kicked your crotch several times or you have to fight off the urge to clutch your crotch in pain while walking or you find yourself pondering icing your lady bits with a bag of frozen peas in order to feel relief after a long day...well, you too might be a lucky VV sufferer. Here, have some Mayo Clinic info.
In a nutshell: some preggies get varicose veins in their labia! Why not? And the more you exercise or are on your feet, the more the VVs will hurt! The most effective cure is having that baby. Thankfully your lady bit VVs will generally go back to normal pretty quickly. But when you are still looking at 2, 7, 15, or 25 weeks of pregnancy to go, there are a few others options. Things like icing your crotch (guess that urge isn't so crazy after all), resting and staying off your feet as much as possible, and...the pièce de résistance...
Lady Jock Straps!!!!
(Those ladies do look awfully happy...)
(Purple shorts unitard not included.)
(It's not me...it's you. Babe.)
For the record, the "It's You Babe V2 Supporter" is what was recommend by both a friend who is a fellow VV sufferer while pregnant and also the healthcare store at my hospital. It does feature some nice decorative stitching along its sturdy elastic belt, I'll give it that.
So! That is me sharing some most useful info with you.
Good times, good times.