Baby Strains on Your Veins, Nurturing Your Veins During Pregnancy

A pregnant woman’s body undergoes many changes to accommodate for the growing baby.
Some of these changes are obvious and well-known, while others are fairly obscure. Did you
know that some of the effects of pregnancy on the body can result in vein disease? Increased
blood volume, extra hormones and the pressure of the growing baby combine to increase the
likelihood of developing vein disease.
The accompanying infographic, Baby Strains on Your Veins, discusses the four types of vein
disease that commonly occur in women who are pregnant. These are venous insufficiency,
varicose and spider veins, as well as deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Most vein issues appear in the
legs and some (but not all) may subside after birth.