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I`m HORRIFIED to discover I have varicose veins "down there"

Hi Alex. Im 32 weeks prego with bubs number 3 and HORRIFIED to discover i have varicose veins "down there". Im sore and swollen and feeling sorry for myself. I want to know if theres anything i can do to relieve the swelling? Or make them disapear forever??? haha. The baby is very low (my midwife checked him last week) she said he is sitting right down in my pelvis. Is it too early? Is it a sign he might come early? You can probably tell im working my self up a bit here... Besides being very uncomfortable im worried he might think hes ready to come out. Ive had a few uncomfortable braxton hicks but theyve gone away after i lie down for a while. Theyre quite strong but not painful maybey just a little ache? Thanks for your time... Joy.

Sarah...
Answer: Hi Joy, If the baby is low it does not indicate that the baby will be early. It just likes ot be there. The varicose veins are unfortunate but they should not cause any problems with the pregnancy and will shrink afterwards. You can try ice packs to relieve the discomfort and try to elevate your legs when you can. Best wishes, Alex
Answered: 01 Dec 2008