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Nobody likes talking about varicose veins, even to your doctor. Knowing what to do about them can bring welcome relief

Your baby at 7 months

Track your baby’s progress

Progress: A baby born at this stage would still need help with breathing, but the lungs have matured to an extent that survival outside the womb is possible. Your baby’s external appearance is fully formed, but many of her organs are continuing to mature. She’s establishing a sleep-wake cycle, so many of her movements are happening while she’s asleep.

Size: She is now as long as 40cm, but is tightly tucked up in a ball that measures 30cm – the size of a small watermelon.

Development: The expanding brain begins to wrinkle to fit into the skull. The baby reacts to loud noises. Baby’s wrinkly skin is smoothing as she gains more fat.

Your baby’s external appearance is fully formed, but many of her organs are continuing to mature.

Your baby’s external appearance is fully formed, but many of her organs are continuing to mature.

Picture your favorite jersey – one that’s been over-washed and is out of shape. That’s what a varicose vein looks like: overstretched and shapeless. These veins are bigger than they should be and still have to fit into their same spot. That’s why they look blue, swollen and wriggly under the skin.

Hormones can’t be blamed for this problem – it’s mostly genetics, increased blood flow and pressure. Varicose veins can pop up in three places: the legs, the rectum (hemorrhoids) and the vulva.

Veins take blood back to the heart. Their walls are thinner with less muscular tissue than arteries. They also have tiny valves that keep the blood flowing in one direction, despite gravity. If these valves don’t work properly, the pressure inside the veins increases, causing blood pooling or overfill, stretching the vein so that in time it becomes swollen.

If these valves don’t work properly, the pressure inside the veins increases, causing blood pooling or overfill, stretching the vein so that in time it becomes swollen.

If these valves don’t work properly, the pressure inside the veins increases, causing blood pooling or overfill, stretching the vein so that in time it becomes swollen.

Pelvic congestion in late pregnancy increases pressure on veins in this area – namely the anus and the vulva – which can lead to uncomfortable and painful hemorrhoids’ or vulvar varicose veins. Hemorrhoids are varicose veins around the anus that many pregnant women don’t realize they have until after the birth. These are painful, itchy and can bleed when you are constipated. Hemorrhoids can feel like small peas or bunches of grapes, depending on how big they are.

Dealing with varicose veins and hemorrhoids:

Varicose veins:

·         Start walking every day early in your pregnancy, and keep it up for as long as you can.

·         Wear flat shoes and don’t cross your legs when you sit.

·         Massage your legs.

·         Try not to stand for too long.

·         Spend some time during the day with your feet up higher than your body.

·         Reduce salt and empty calories.

·         Wear loose clothing – avoid tight jeans.

·         If you need to wear elasticated stockings, roll them on from your feet upwards when lying on your back with your legs in the air.

Massage your legs.

Massage your legs.

Hemorrhoids:

·         Drink lots of water and eat fresh fruit and vegetables to avoid constipation. Soften hard stools with stool softener if recommended by your doctor.

·         Keep the area clean – sit in a bowl of warm water after using the toilet.

·         Ask your pharmacist for a cream to relieve pain and itching.

·         Use cream recommended by your healthcare provider to clean and lubricate the hemorrhoids before gently pushing them in.

·         A ‘ring cushion’ can be useful.

·         Use baby wipes instead of toilet paper.

• Ask your pharmacist for a cream to relieve pain and itching

Ask your pharmacist for a cream to relieve pain and itching

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