Varicose veins are very common for women who are pregnant. They can occur as your uterus begins to grow and increases pressure in the veins on your legs.
When you are pregnant the amount of blood in your body increases which then puts your veins under more pressure and as the amount of progesterone in your body rises, this as result then relaxes the walls of your blood vessels.
If you have a family history of varicose veins then this will make you more prone to develop them. If you did not have varicose veins before pregnancy then they are likely to improve once you have given birth but this is not always the case.
If you are pregnant and suffering from varicose veins we recommend walking regularly to help improve circulation, staying at a good weight, elevating your feet or legs when resting and not standing for long periods of time.
At The Private Clinic we are unable to treat anyone who is currently pregnant however we are happy to discuss your options for treatment once you have given birth, click here to book a consultation.