Varicose Veins During and After Pregnancy

Second Pregnancy Varicose Veins

-During and After Pregnancy-

I first noticed my varicose veins during my second pregnancy at 6 weeks! Yep you read that correctly. At 6 weeks around the same time I found out we were expecting baby number 2 the veins began to pop out in my calf muscles. I had them with Miss A and complained about them. Second time around I was way more unlucky as they popped out a lot earlier and much worse!

I had a lot of pain and discomfort from the veins this time around, causing a lot of swelling also.

Each week I was discovering new veins in new places. By the end of pregnancy I had veins from my ankles to my hips. Including some on my labia, groin, and thighs.

Here are some comparison photos from the end of pregnancy and 3 weeks postpartum of the veins. I am so happy to see that they have gone down and the swelling is no longer there. Amazing how much pressure the baby was causing to make my veins pop out like they were. The photos don’t even show justice to the veins.

Left: 21st July (12 days before giving birth). Right: 27th August (25 days postpartum).

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21st July- The bruising, and spider veins were ridiculous.
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27th August- Most of the bruising, spider veins have gone post delivery.

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By Clare at Relaxed Parenting

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