Varicose veins during pregnancy

Avoid varicose veins

Varicose veins during pregnancy are not uncommon, as the growing uterus increases pressure on the veins in the pelvis and legs. Women with varicose veins before pregnancy are at higher risk of developing more during pregnancy.

To prevent or reduce varicose veins during pregnancy, there are several options. Here are some tips:

  1. Exercise: Regular physical activity such as walking, swimming, or cycling can help improve circulation and prevent varicose veins.
  2. Proper posture: Avoid sitting or standing for long periods, as this increases pressure on the veins. Try elevating your legs when you sit or lie down to improve blood flow.
  3. Compression stockings: Compression stockings can help improve blood flow and reduce pressure on the veins.
  4. Healthy diet: A balanced diet with plenty of fruits, vegetables, and fiber can help prevent constipation and improve blood flow.
  5. Weight Control: Being overweight can increase pressure on the veins, so it is essential to maintain a healthy weight during pregnancy.


If varicose veins become very uncomfortable during pregnancy, make an appointment with our specialists for diagnosis and treatment. Nowadays, there are several gentle treatment options for varicose veins during pregnancy.

As a rule, varicose veins during pregnancy are treated with conservative measures, such as:

  • Wear compression stockings to improve blood flow in veins and reduce swelling
  • Regular exercise and movement, to promote blood circulation and improve blood flow
  • Avoiding prolonged standing or sitting to improve blood flow and reduce stress on veins
  • Adjustment of diet to ensure adequate hydration and prevent constipation.

Medical treatments

In rare cases, medical treatments may also be required, such as:

  • 1-Sclerotherapy, in which a solution is injected into the affected vein to close it and redirect blood to other veins
  • 2-VenaSeal (vein glue), in which the diseased vein is glued. The doctor uses the VenaSeal system to place a small amount of specially designed adhesive into the diseased vein.
  • Laser treatment, in which laser light is directed at the affected vein to close it and redirect blood to other veins

It is important to note that certain treatments are inappropriate during pregnancy, such as surgical or medical procedures requiring anesthesia. That’s why it’s essential to talk with our specialists about the best options for your situation.


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