Title

Not So Sexy Legs: The Varicosities of Pregnancy

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-2017

Originally Published In

International Journal of Childbirth Education

Volume Number

32

Issue Number

1

Page Numbers

39-42

Abstract

Varicose veins are often a problem for older persons, not women in their childbearing years. In addition to emotional discomfort, varicose veins may cause physical discomfort and could lead to ulcerations. This article reviews the pathophysiology of varicose veins, the increased risk during pregnancy, and current treatment modalities for varicose veins during pregnancy.

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