24. Varicose Veins
If you look down at your legs and notice large, purple-blue veins, you could have varicose veins. Pregnancy causes an increase in blood volume while the rate in which blood flows from the legs to the pelvis reduces.
This action puts pressure on your vascular system, causing varicose veins.
During pregnancy, varicose veins can appear on the legs, buttocks, and vaginal region. Another form of varicose veins are hemorrhoids, which are caused by pressure and constipation. Varicose veins also appear because of an increase in the progestin hormone, which dilates the veins. These unsightly veins are pretty harmless but can get a bit uncomfortable and itchy. Expect them to go away about three months to a year after your baby is born.