For most ladies pregnancy is a happy time with a happy ending, but like most things in life, there are also some downsides – varicose veins are one of those downsides.

Varicose veins are not caused by pregnancy – for example 25% of the male population also get them. However, pregnancy definitely makes them worse. Lots of ladies suffer trouble with their veins both during and after pregnancy – these
problems range from aching and discomfort, swelling of the legs, painful superficial thrombophlebitis up to nasty vulval varicosities and even the severe complication of Deep vein thrombosis.

A guide to pregnancy and varicose veins
After pregnancy the veins will usually subside a lot but still be uncomfortable and, of course, quite unsightly.

We have put together a comprehensive user friendly guide to vein problems in pregnancy including advice on how to keep symptoms under control during pregnancy and what the latest treatment options are for veins after delivery. It can be downloaded here, we hope you find it helpful.

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