The feeling of having a human life growing inside you is nothing short of amazing. A little kick or sudden movement is a welcome distraction. The many changes your body endures during pregnancy are just a preview of the flurry of changes that will soon become your new normal.
Conversations about varicose veins usually come with conversations about pregnancy. Does pregnancy cause varicose veins? Can pregnancy worsen existing varicose veins? Are having varicose veins during pregnancy a risk? When can I get my veins treated if I am pregnant? This blog post will answer all your burning questions surrounding pregnancy and varicose veins.
Pregnancy can be one of the most joyous experiences in life for woman, yet it can also be one of the most physically demanding experiences as well. For example, during pregnancy women go through several changes in hormones, blood levels and overall impact of activity on the body. It is typical that in the time of pregnancy and the time that follows, many women - particularly those who have had multiple pregnancies - may develop symptoms of varicose veins.
Many doctors say that a woman should wait until she is done having children to receive treatment for her varicose or spider veins, but in our experience, it is better to treat vein disease prior to pregnancy if you have a family history, or in between pregnancies as it arises.