Varicose Veins

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Registered: 09-25-2008
Varicose Veins
Sun, 11-22-2009 - 11:34pm

Hello! I'm Catherine, 42 and 17 weeks along. Just wondering if anyone is dealing with varicose veins during this pregnancy? I have one "bad" vein that has really "popped" out in the groin area, down my leg and behind my knee....I will be seeing a dr about having it taken care of after this pregnancy. I've had a problem with this vein for about 10 years, but now with this pregnancy, dd is 2 1/2, it's gotten much worse. I'm very slim and don't gain much weight while pregnant, so there's not much I can do to help. My dr suggested hose that are meant for support, but can't find anywhere that sells them for maternity...

So my question is, does anyone recommend a website or store that sells hose designed to help with varicose veins but for maternity? We're doing two big plane trips in the next two months and I need to have them for flying....since the groin area does ache if I've been sitting or standing for too long...and one flight is going to be 16 hours, not looking forward to that.

Thank you for any suggestions.
Cath :-)