Pregnancy & Leg Health
Women often experience leg problems during pregnancy such as swelling, achy legs, and varicose or spider veins. According to the CDC, women are five times more likely to experience a dangerous blood clot, also called a Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT), when they are pregnant. Furthermore, if a portion of the clot breaks loose, it can lodge in the lungs, causing a life threatening pulmonary embolism (PE). Unfortunately, this is a leading cause of death amongst pregnant women in the U.S. Thus, attention to leg health when pregnant is very important.