Re: Umbilical Hernia and Pregnancy...
I'm sorry you have to deal with this. I was told I had an umbilical hernia with my second pregnancy. It was tender, but didn't cause me the kind of pain you describe. I received the opposite advice from my doctor, she said that hernias tend to get worse with each pregnancy so getting it repaired before having another would be wise. I had surgical repair when dd2 was 4 months old. I'm now 30 weeks pregnant again and haven't had problems. I wish you luck in finding ways to cope and recommend getting it repaired before having another child.
Liz, SAHM to dd(11/03), dd(8/06) & dd (1/09)
Wife to my big teddy bear (i.e. Ben) since 6/98