No problems with my legs, but I'm starting to feel some really uncomfortable pressure in my crotch-zone by the end of the day. Totally paranoid about this turning into "vulvar varicosties." My SIL had this with her third pregnancy and it was NO FUN. Anyone else have this problem?<br><br>
As for leg issues, all I've heard it keep your feet up as much as possible, make sure you get some exercise to keep the blood flowing, and get some of the prescription compression socks for comfort and to keep them from getting worse. Good luck!
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<div style="font-style:italic;">No problems with my legs, but I'm starting to feel some really uncomfortable pressure in my crotch-zone by the end of the day. Totally paranoid about this turning into "vulvar varicosties." My SIL had this with her third pregnancy and it was NO FUN. Anyone else have this problem?<br></div>
that sounds scary!!!!!!<br><br>
I have uncomfortable pressure in my crotch-zone but I know it's because my pelvis is out of whack and it's twisting my pubic bone (there's cartilage in the middle and it seems to still be pretty flexible from my four years of being pregnant and/or nursing). So at least I know what's wrong and that when I finally decide to take the kids up to the office, I'll feel better. In the meantime, dh has to help me lift my leg just to get my pants on/off<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment">
oh, and OP, I believe that the herb horsetail is supposed to help strengthen the veins because of the high silica content, but I have no idea if it's okay to take when pg or not.<br>
I've heard that apple cider vinegar (the unfiltered organic kind) is supposed to help reduce inflammation too and I've heard it help with things like varicose veins because of it's tonic nature. Dose is usually a tblsp or two in a glass of water a couple times a day.
I started getting spider veins in the VERY beginning of my 1st pregnancy that ended in m/c at 8 weeks. I noticed they started getting darker and multiplying (ugh!) at the beginning of this one. The sad thing is they don't run in my family at all-I'm the first <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">