What can I do to prevent spider veins during pregnancy?
Spider Veins During Pregnancy
Why you get those (not-so-cute) little spider veins during pregnancy and how to deal with them.
Try getting plenty of vitamin C and not crossing your legs. Exercising, elevating your legs while you’re sitting and switching from sitting to standing all often can help encourage circulation, which may help prevent spider veins during pregnancy.
What do other pregnant moms do when they have spider veins?
“I have spider veins on my right leg only and only from the knee to ankle. My OB said that they’ll go away after birth (and I want to believe him). He has me wrapping the leg in an Ace bandage to alleviate any pressure.”
“They just keep popping up on my thighs overnight! And they hurt! I’m a healthy weight and I exercise often, so that’s not it, but I do wear heels and sit on my crossed legs a lot.”
“I had a small amount after my third DD. They went away for me. My doctor said to add about 30 minutes of exercise daily and to wear maternity hose.”
Are there any other resources for spider veins during pregnancy?
American College of Phlebology
March of Dimes
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Varicose Veins During Pregnancy
Skin Changes During Pregnancy
Things They Really Should Tell You About Before You Get Pregnant
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