Any tips for managing umbilical hernia pain during pregnancy? My hernia isn’t very big so I want to wait to repair it but I’m starting to get discomfort. A belly band seems to help but also makes me nauseous. I’m not sure if reduced activity is recommended so feedback would be great. I’m gaining weight faster than I’d like with this pregnancy so don’t want to back off activity unless it will help (I did stop running).
Tips are highly appreciated!
grapefruit / 4492 posts
I'm also growing an umbilical hernia at 36 weeks. I work in a general surgery office and my desk mate's surgeon is fixing mine at 4 weeks pp. Mine started hurting when I had a cough, even if I tried holding it in. He told me to fold up some 4x4 gauze poke the hernia in and tape over it. It's not ideal, but he won't touch it until I'm a month out. It helped some, but now that I've got over the cough it only hurts when she abuses it from the inside.