An expectant mother can also experience feet pain by the end of the day, she can feel their weight, which may be indicative of the development of varicose veins. The main cause of varicose veins is a violation of the outflow of blood because of the fact that the enlarged uterus puts pressure on the pelvic organs. Problems may also arise with the blood circulation, because the volume of circulating blood of the expectant mother has increased by 20%. Due to the increased volume of blood a pregnant woman may also experience nasal bleeding and problems with the heart’s functioning.
If a pregnant woman notices any disruptions in heart rhythm, she should immediately consult her doctor in order to avoid the effect of pregnancy to the work of this important body.
In order to prevent varicose veins you should avoid sedentary lifestyle, try to walk more, wear a compression garment, swim in the pool and do not wear high heel. If there is a tendency to varicose veins you should monitor you weight and try not gain much weight during pregnancy. It is also important to establish the bowels in order to avoid constipation that makes a negative effect on the progression of the disease.