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Pregnancy Brings Surprises

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Pregnancy brings with it many surprises as your body changes, especially the first time around.

"Having a baby will be, by far, the best thing that ever happened to you. But the rearranging of various body parts that comes along with this miracle can catch you by surprise. It helps to know what’s going on so you can maintain at least some semblance of control. Here’s an insider’s guide to seven common body changes."

The outwardly noticeable body changes will understandably get alot of your attention. There are plenty of new things happening inside as well. The mucus plug is one of these. Its job is to protect your baby in the womb from infection.

Not everyone will have a run-in with varicose veins. But since blood circulation increases during pregnancy and increased progesterone relaxes blood vessels, you might.

After you have a baby, be prepared for the fact that you'll still look about five months pregnant for awhile. Be kind to your body parts. Give your uterus a month to shrink, and allow post-delivery hormones to do their job. It's a process.


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Great article!

If you are interested in learning more about this topic, the American College of Phlebology, (www.phlebology.org) is a medical specialty association whose mission is to advance vein care through education, knowledge exchange, research, and practice management will be providing information and responding to call-in questions during a televised segment airing June 23, 2010, on Eight/KAET-Phoenix. For a 30 minute period beginning at 7:30 pm MST, a panel of four ACP physicians, including Nick Morrison, MD and President of the ACP, will cover issues related to varicose veins, spider veins, DVT, vein procedures, and treatment practices.

Check it out to learn more about everything veins!


June 18, 2010 - 4:36pm
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