Pregnancy complaints

A baby creates plenty of excitement. Usually even before it is born, as pregnancy triggers significant changes a woman's body. Swollen legs and back pain are often among a pregnant women's symptoms. It can also lead to thromboses or changes in the veins in the legs, including varicose veins.

Pregnancy complaints

A quick look at the topic:

Vein problems: The cause of varicose veins and the like

Spider veins, varicose veins or swollen legs and feet (so-called pregnancy-induced oedema) indicate vein (blood vessel) issues in pregnant women. This can sometimes be caused by weight gain and a change in the body’s hormone balance. Exercise and medical compression therapy are suitable options to support the return flow of blood to the heart.

Has this piqued your curiosity? Learn more about vein issues during pregnancy:

Thrombosis: The risk of blocked blood vessels

Among other things, deep vein thrombosis can develop during pregnancy. A thrombosis is the formation of a blood clot (thrombus) in a blood vessel. This leads to the constriction of vessels and right up to their complete closure. The reason for an increased risk of thrombosis during pregnancy is the hormone-induced change in blood clotting. At the end of the pregnancy, there may be a mechanical obstruction in the pelvic veins – caused by the weight of the child.

Here you will find key information about deep vein thrombosis and suitable options for thrombosis prophylaxis. And in addition: More information about the risk factors of venous thromboembolism (VTE) and the treatment options available for thrombosis in pregnancy.

When your back hurts

Many women suffer from back pain during pregnancy. Why is that? On the one hand, a woman’s centre of gravity shifts due to the child as it grows and the additional weight. The body also prepares for childbirth with changes in hormone levels: The ligaments become more elastic. The back becomes less stable and can begin to hurt.

What alternatives are there to prevent or relieve back issues? And what other causes are behind back pain during pregnancy?

Going through pregnancy with lipoedema or lymphoedema

Patients who suffer from lipoedema or lymphoedema and want to find out more about pregnancy will find more information on the topic in a brief overview: Lipoedema or lymphoedema during pregnancy.

The professional opinion counts

During pregnancy, a regular medical examination of the expectant mother and her child is particularly important. If the doctor makes a diagnosis during pregnancy, he or she will arrange for the necessary therapy. In the event of vein or back issues, the doctor can prescribe suitable medical aids from medi as needed. You can obtain these from trained specialist staff in specialist medical stores.

The right products to treat pregnancy complaints

Are you looking for suitable medical aids that can bring relief during and after pregnancy? Take a look here:

Product highlights during pregnancy
 

medi tip

Adequate skin care plays an important role in the therapy with medical compression stockings. Sufficiently moisturised skin is less itchy. This enhances user comfort when wearing medicinal compression stockings. It is important that the skin care products are well-suited to the compression therapy. medi products are gentle on the material and keep the skin supple. Other care products, such as oils to prevent stretch marks, should be used overnight if pregnant women do not wear compression stockings: The support, fit and material properties of the breathable compression stockings are then retained.

Interview on the topic

Interview with patient Tanja Krug: Fulfilling pregnancy with lipo-lymphoedema