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Pronounced Veins

Early pregnancy symptom

Some women report that they notice the sudden appearance of "road map" veins (more prominent blue veins) most often these are most apparent in the breasts. Because of an increased blood supply to your breasts, these veins may become more visible. Some women also notice a change in the appearance of veins all over their bodies, including arms, stomach and legs.

Includes: Also includes changes in the appearance of veins in arms, stomach and legs.



Comparison of how often this symptom is experienced by pregnant vs non-pregnant women.


After implantation (9 dpo+)
experiencing this symptom
the probability of pregnancy


Overall (during the luteal phase)
experiencing this symptom
does not impact
the probability of pregnancy





Summary of chart

An explanation of the affect on the probability of pregnancy for each day past ovulation or group of days.

0 dpo - 13 dpo

Does not significantly affect probability of pregnancy

14 dpo - 18 dpo

Slightly increases probability of pregnancy


Detailed breakdown by DPO

Shows data for days where differences are meaningful.

Day past ovulationPregnant vs non-pregnant
14 dpo 1.2 times more (+16%)
15 dpo 1.2 times more (+17%)
17 dpo 1.2 times more (+16%)
Understanding the data

Pregnant women experience this symptom the number of times listed as often as non-pregnant. The percentage listed refers to the percentage increase or decrease between pregnant and non-pregnant.

Visit the dpo chart pages to view most common and significant positive and negative indicators of pregnancy for each day past ovulation.




What women are saying about this symptom.

Jessesgirl910   36 days ago
Blue veins on my chest...don’t think they were there before. I’m 5dpo.

Mama Dee  6 months ago
prominent blue veins from legs to torso and breasts. pretty hungry and nauseous. very sore bbs since 3dpo. 11dpo today

Lconnolly  7 months ago
Noticed a large blue vein on my chest tonight, I'm pretty sure that's new. I just hate over analyzing everything! 8-9 dpo

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