Varicose veins that develop during pregnancy often resolve without treatment in the first few months after delivery. Pregnancy increases pressure on veins in the pelvis and legs and also increases the volume of blood in your body, while reducing blood flow from the legs to the pelvis to help support the developing fetus. Changes in hormones during pregnancy can also play a role in the development of varicose veins and make the blood vessel walls more elastic.


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The #1 Thing to Remember When Caring for a Sick Parent

It can help you be a better caregiver while also releasing you of overwhelming burden.

Caring for an ageing or sick parent at home can be a wonderful act of love — but it can also be a big sacrifice. Along with the new responsibility comes added stress to your life that's probably already taxing. Not to mention, it significantly changes the relationship between the two of you. If you're a caregiver for a parent, or thinking about what next step is best, this is one of the most important things to remember about this life phase. It can help you be a better caregiver while also releasing you of a lot of the burden that comes with the role.

TV and podcast host Maria Menounos is currently taking care of her mother, who has brain cancer. She learned this lesson from a guest on her series "Better Together."

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