Goodbye Wedding Ring… Hello Substitute
What did you do when you found out that you could no longer wear your wedding ring?
Swelling is a common occurrence in pregnancy that affects a majority of pregnant women. It typically becomes a problem in the second to third trimester. Naturally, it happened to me, a lot earlier than most.
I was really upset the day I woke up with an extremely sore and swollen ring finger. When I took my rings off, my finger was bright red and stayed that way for over a week.
I had to face the fact that for the next several months, I would not be able to wear my wedding band or engagement ring. If I would have left it on for much longer and it got stuck, there is a chance they would have had to cut it off, and that would’ve been painful.
Although, I was forced to take the rings off my finger, I knew I had a few options so I went online to see what other women did in the same situation.
Some women will wear their ring as a charm on their necklace. I thought about this, but honestly, it scared me. I’ve had one too many chains break in my life and I would be absolutely devastated if anything happened to my rings.
Other women are fine not wearing their rings at all. I definitely do not fall in this category. My hand would just feel too naked.
And some women purchase a substitute ring that is significantly cheaper and can be worn throughout pregnancy (and future pregnancies). This was the avenue I chose.
Although, my finger is not naked, I still miss my wedding rings but I am glad that I did salvage my finger and do still have a substitute ring on my finger.