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Your veins pop out

There's an awful lot of attention paid to stretch marks, but there's another mark that can come with pregnancy: more prominent veins. When you're pregnant, the veins in your legs stretch and get wider, says Schaffir. "For some women, they get spider veins or bulging varicose veins, which can appear after pregnancy," he adds. (It can happen on your vulva, too.) Once the veins have stretched, they may diminish a bit postpartum, but they won't go back to normal. If they're especially bothersome, you can ask your dermatologist for nonsurgical options, such as laser treatments.

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