Comfrey tea--soak washcloths in and freeze them...then lay them on a pad and put in panties...
This helps swelling.
Arnica tablets will help swelling too...or the cream--but you don't want the cream on any open cuts (if you tore and it hasn't healed etc)
I pushed for 3 hrs with dd (4 yrs ago)--and didn't have the varicose veins untl NOW!
I didn't know of these remedies, but have done some research knowing that I may be in your shoes after I deliver!
Oh--you can also streak the pads with the comfrey tea (comfrey can be found in tea leaf form at a health food store) and freeze the pads...
Hope this helps!