Pregnancy Symptoms & Complaints: Varicose Veins

What relieves varicose veins in pregnancy?

What helps: You can't prevent varicose veins, but there are certain steps you can take to ease soreness and stop them from getting worse. First, don't sit or stand for long periods without taking a break, and avoid sitting with your legs crossed. Second, put your feet up as often as possible. When sitting, prop them up on a desk, chair, or the arm of a sofa. In bed, elevate your feet and knees with a stack of pillows. Third, wear compression stockings to boost circulation to your legs. Fourth, get regular exercise, whether swimming, walking, or using an exercise bike. This will get your blood flowing and make you feel better.

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