Statistics show that approximately 41 percent of women
develop varicose veins in the United States. While these may be a result of several reasons such as weight gain, women mostly develop varicose veins during and after pregnancy.
Varicose veins and ankle swelling are some of the most common physical changes that a woman experiences during pregnancy. This is because pregnancy affects the vascular system—putting women at a higher risk of developing vascular problems
such as DVT.
Let’s take a look at how pregnancy affects a woman’s vascular system, and a few steps women can take to prevent the likelihood of developing venous diseases.