How Does Pregnancy Cause Varicose Veins to Occur?

A group of pregnant women sitting in a circle holding blue folders Varicose veins can be embarrassing at any time. When you’re an expectant Mom, they can also cause pain and swelling.

As your pregnancy progresses, your blood volume increases. In your legs, the blood in your veins flows against gravity. So when your leg muscles contract, the one-way valves in your leg veins help push the blood flow back to your heart.

But in some pregnant women, these leg valves can give way, allowing the extra blood in leg veins to drop back down, pool, and cause varicose veins.

After pregnancy, your veins can actually get progressively worse.

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