Varicose veins are unsightly, but they are more than just an aesthetic issue. Weakened valves in the leg veins allow blood to pool in the legs when you sit or stand. Varicose veins are more common in the legs where the pooling of the blood causes the veins immediately beneath the skin to dilate and become varicose.
Even though varicose veins in pregnancy are common, that doesn’t make them any less frustrating. Expecting mothers with varicose veins want to know, “Will my varicose veins go away after pregnancy?” In short, they usually get better in the six to twelve weeks after giving birth. If you are concerned about this you will want to learn more about varicose veins in pregnancy, whether it is something to be worried about and how to take action if they don’t go away.