I had them but more so the varicose veins in the "front" area. I could hardly walk or even stand up for longer than 10 mins. Aching throbbing and painful. My obstetrician said they won't affect my birth (but the pain during birth was worse than my contractions so I had a epidural). I bought the black pregnancy shorts the recovery shorts I can't remember their proper name they are like a lycra bike short and omg they gave so much support that I could do anything on my feet for hours. My ob also told me mine were the worst he has ever seen - big bunches of grapes. Revolting. SRC rings a bell - or something like this. I bought from pharmacy but they aren't cheap but so worth it. I also had a few accupuncture sessions and red laser therapy which helped immediately but didn't last long.