I just hit 6 weeks today and my calves have been really sore and every now and then I get cramping in them too. It feels like I constantly need to stretch them - like they're too tight. I had a friend who recently gave birth tell me how she had painful vericose and spider veins due to her pregnancy and she used compression socks. Is what I'm feeling normal, or is this possibly an indication that I might be going through what my friend did? Also, thoughts on compression socks?