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Dh and i are going through fertility.<br><br>
our friend is PG right now. she just went to the DR. he told her to stop/no longer cross her legs.<br><br>
why is this and is it necessary?
 

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I'm pretty sure this is to help prevent varicose veins in the legs and, obviously, isn't necessary <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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would it be blood clots too?
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> How silly.<br><br>
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This is absolute piffle. Variscose veins and blood clots are NOT caused by crossing your legs. Varicose veins have more to do with other causes (genetic predisposition, etc.) I bet the doc who said that is about 90 yrs old and has not done any medical research lately.
 

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^^^^^ <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> ^^^^^
 

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Sounds pretty silly to me.<br><br>
Unless he was trying to improve her seated posture to prevent backaches. In that case, the leg-crossing could very well aggravate a sore back.<br><br>
Other than that, it sounds like an old wives' tale. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:
 

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That sounds like it is along the lines of "If you raise your arms over your head while pregnant, the baby's cord will get wrapped around it's neck." Old wives tale.<br><br>
However, ther is something to be said for posture affecting the baby's position. Sitting back with your legs crossed would not be good for that (better to lean forward a bit)
 

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I agree with the positioning...I read lots about how crossing your legs can encourage wrong positioning in later pregnancy. As for veins, you definitely don't want to cross your legs alot EVER if you're genetically predisposed to vein issues...so that's weird that he said "now".
 

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True, crossing legs is generally not recommended for anyone as it gets alignment all out of whack. Also, it is more modest to cross one's legs at the ankle; most women don't do that these days, but it's a good option, I find <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 
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