Aches, pain and swelling are all part of the daily routine for expectant mothers and are part of developing a happy and healthy baby. While these symptoms are common, they can still cause extreme discomfort as women continue to live their lives during pregnancy. Luckily for expectant mothers, wearing compression stockings when pregnant can help relieve the pain and discomfort, while being completely safe.
Benefits of Wearing Compression Stockings When Pregnant
Compression stockings for pregnancy, can reduce swelling of the feet, ankles and legs which can help with some of the aches and pains pregnant women face. Vein swelling is also a common symptom that pregnant women report experiencing and compression stockings can help prevent the pooling of fluid and oedema while reducing the risk of developing thrombosis after birth. Compression stockings can also reduce the risk of long-term vein damage such as varicose and spider veins. While many of these symptoms are normal during the term of your pregnancy, we always suggest checking with your healthcare provider prior to using compression stockings. This can ensure you purchase the correct type, compression and size of stockings.
When Should You Start Wearing Compression Socks During Pregnancy?
Pregnant women can begin wearing compression stockings when they experience the discomfort of increased swelling. Around the 22nd week of pregnancy, many women begin to feel the effects of swelling and may want to wear compression stockings. As your body adjusts to growing a baby, it produces more fluids. At TXG, our stockings are made with a graduated compression design which can help ensure these excess fluids are properly distributed around the body.
The body works hard to pump blood and fluids to your new baby, which can put pressure and strain on your veins, and cause fluid to build up in your tissues. As your feet and ankles are at the bottom of your body and are subject to the effects of gravity, excess fluid can build up in these areas and cause swelling. Wearing compression stockings can help circulate this fluid buildup back throughout the body, relieving the pressure put on your lower extremities.
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Note: The information provided here is for general use and is not intended to act as medical advice. We advise anyone interested in this subject to seek qualified, professional advice.