This reflux is the cause of varicose veins and spider veins during pregnancy. It can also cause the classic symptoms associated with vein reflux, including swelling, achiness, fatigue, and pain in the legs.
The good news, however, is that these symptoms often get better after the baby is born, and so do varicose veins.
As a general rule, we recommend that all treatments for varicose veins / spider veins should wait till several months after the end of a pregnancy. That will give your body enough time to return to normal. Plus, a good general rule is that non-emergency procedures should be avoided during pregnancy.
It is definitely true, however, that regular use of compression stockings is beneficial during pregnancy for any patient suffering with varicose veins or the symptoms of venous reflux. Stockings will help with swelling, achiness, and fatigue, and may prevent varicose veins from getting worse during the pregnancy.