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what are varicose veins?

I have heard of them, what are they? and can they harm the baby or me?


Asked by Anonymous at 5:01 PM on May. 7, 2009 in Pregnancy

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Answers (2)
  • They will not harm the baby, but can be very uncomfortable for you. I had a very small one on my thigh when I was pregnant. If I were to stand for long periods of time, my thigh would periodically go numb in that area. I had to make sure I took lots of breaks when this would happen. This happened closer towards the end of the pregnancy too.

    Answer by ap9902 at 5:35 PM on May. 7, 2009

  • no they can't harm you. It's just broken capillaries. You will be fine.

    Answer by admckenzie at 5:25 PM on May. 7, 2009