Caused by increased pressure from pregnancy and increased venous dilatation.
- Avoid tight clothes
- Avoid squatting, sitting, or standing at length
- Wear support hose- available at Motherhood (full length hose are better than knee or thigh high)
- Wear Maternity belt – available at Motherhood or BabieRUs
- Elevate feet above the level of the heart when resting
- Call if warmth, palpable clot, chest pain, shortness of breath