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Varicose Veins in Pregnancy

The crotchety conflict of the day comes from a pregnant friend– five months in, canceling her summer Brazilian, and freaking out about varicose veins on her left leg that seem to be creeping up towards the mons pubis.

Varicose veins in pregnancy are common and tend to ease up after the birth. Compression tights might help minimize varicose veins, if not pregnant fashion quandaries.

Actually, these days you can get some vaguely stylish ones– not the pinto bean brown medical stocking of yore.

Here’s a brand I’ve heard some good things about. Along with the tights, knee and thigh highs there is actually a product that covers the left leg and crotch with precision: the aptly named “Relief Chaps.”

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