If your varicose veins developed during pregnancy, you’re not alone. Up to 30 percent of women develop venous insufficiency in their first pregnancy and see an increase in varicose and spider veins with each subsequent pregnancy.
We’re here to help you get your legs looking, and feeling, great again.
While we usually recommend that moms wait three months post-partum to see if varicose veins improve on their own, we know having a new baby is not the time to be slowed down by leg pain. If your legs are heavy, tired, restless or hurting, call us now to schedule an examination for venous reflux disease. Almost all major insurance companies cover these examinations.
Though we do not recommend treatment during pregnancy, if you have varicose veins and plan to have more children, you do not have to wait until your last pregnancy to have treatment. For women suffering from venous reflux disease, treatment between pregnancies may make subsequent pregnancies much more comfortable.
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In 2002, David Martin, RN, CRNFA, founded VeinInnovations as the first facility of its kind in Atlanta to offer every available technique for the treatment of venous insufficiency and varicose/spider veins. Eleven years later, VeinInnovations is widely regarded as the leader in office-based, minimally invasive treatment of venous disease. Venous health experts at VeinInnovations – vascular, cardiothoracic and general surgeons – offer an unparalleled depth of experience and breadth of knowledge. They are committed to knowing and mastering the latest treatment modalities. Experience meets innovation at VeinInnovations.
How does pregnancy impact your legs?
- An increase in hormones makes veins more flexible and valves more likely to weaken, which may result in blood flowing backward, or refluxing, which can cause leg pain, swelling, and restlessness, as well as varicose and spider veins
- Increased blood volume adds pressure to the veins
- The growing fetus puts pressure on the largest vein of the body – the vena cava – which adds stress to lower veins
- While varicose veins are usually better three months post-partum, sometimes damage to delicate valves is permanent. Subsequent pregnancies, and just getting older, can compound stress and make reflux worse.
FACT: Obstetricians often recommend compression hose during pregnancy to help ease leg pain and prevent varicose veins; we agree and will fit you for stockings if they are recommended.