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Post by Rachpinkstar on Sun Jan 27, 2008 7:04 pm

I was sat at work (I work in a Bingo Hall) today during my break with my legs crossed and up on a chair and one of the Old Dears told me off for it. She said that you shouldn't cross your legs during pregnancy as it can cause blood clots.
Is this true or is it an old wives tale??
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Post by Wicks on Mon Jan 28, 2008 5:45 am

I have never heard this before. But have just uncrossed my legs just in case!!

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Post by T RACKHAM on Mon Jan 28, 2008 5:57 am

I have heard that before.

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Post by Tai on Mon Jan 28, 2008 10:57 am

Yes its true hun. Pregnant women are advised not to as they are at greater risk of DVT xx
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Post by mad267 on Mon Jan 28, 2008 1:45 pm

I got told this too, I see my midwife tomorrow, so if I remember I will ask her
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Post by eviejones on Wed Jan 30, 2008 9:04 am

Have heard that but at the moment I just cross my ankles or it makes me feel as if I'm squashing Steven.

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Post by Sarah Y on Tue Feb 05, 2008 5:54 am

I've never heard that before, Next you won't be able to go outside and breathe air! I think you'll be okay aslong as it's not for long periods of time.
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Post by Rachpinkstar on Tue Feb 12, 2008 4:17 pm

I cant stop doing it anyway! DOH! Oh well!
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Post by mad267 on Wed Feb 13, 2008 2:09 pm

I asked the midwife this one! She said when you're pregnant, you have more blood volume, and your blood is thicker in pregnancy, so you are more prone to blood clots, but as long as you don't do it all the time, and are walking around, exercising calf muscles etc, then she can't really see its a problem-like al things in pregnancy, in moderation!
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