Reply To: Going into Labor while Pregnant
Happy to help:
1- bulging in the groin during pregnancy can be inguinal hernia, femoral hernia, or round ligament varices (varicose veins). Does the bulging go away when lying flat? A simple hernia ultrasound performed to help find the answer.
2- Pregnancy rarely causes hernia emergencies. Also, delivery rarely causes hernia emergencies.
3. The choices for delivery are undergo labor or have elective C-section and don’t undergo labor. There is no right answer from a hernia standpoint. Both are considered safe from a primary hernia standpoint. If a patient has pain from the hernia or had a repair (let’s say tissue repair) that is at risk of recurrence, then elective C-section is preferred, but I have no objective data to show you about it.