Vein Facts:

Varicose veins are a sign that there is high pressure in the veins. This is called venous insufficiency or venous hypertension.

September 4th, 2014

What Effect Does Pregnancy Have on Veins?

Written by Dallas Vein Specialists on September 4, 2014

Developing varicose veins in the legs during pregnancy is common. The reasons why this happens are the following: Pregnancy hormones cause the veins and valves to relax and weaken. The enlarging uterus puts pressure on the pelvic blood vessels, making it harder for the venous blood to drain from the lower extremities and travel back to the heart. The body...