During pregnancy, vulvar varicosities can occur for many reasons. Increased weight of the enlarged uterus sometimes creates pressure on veins in the pelvic area and interferes with the flow of blood returning from the legs. The swollen and distended veins cause feelings of heaviness, aching, burning, throbbing and itching. The V-Brace™ lifts and supports the vulva and surrounding areas, thus relieving the discomfort of excess pressure. Wearing the V-Brace™ before rising in the morning, helps prevent excessive swelling of varicose veins in the vulvar area.