Pregnancy is such a special time. Your body changes in incredible ways to make room for your baby. While miraculous, these changes can come with side effects -swelling and pressure, fatigue, vein issues, back pain - that aren’t so fun.
Fortunately, graduated compression garments are designed to help improve circulation which will help ease many of these symptoms and support your changing body. Graduated compression is tighter at the ankle and loosens as it goes up the leg to increase blood flowing back toward the heart. Here are 3 reasons why you should look into wearing compression garments during pregnancy and postpartum.
May Help Increase Circulation & Decrease Swelling
Some of the most common side effects from pregnancy are poor circulation, swelling, varicose and spider veins. These conditions can cause heaviness, discomfort and fatigue in your legs. When you’re pregnant, your circulation can slow, and your body may retain water and produce more blood than usual to help your baby grow. These changes often lead to swelling and discomfort particularly in your legs and feet.
Pregnancy also may increase the risk of developing varicose veins, spider veins and blood clots. Wearing compression garments can help decrease these risks or, if they have already developed, may help decrease the severity.
One of the best ways to improve circulation and decrease swelling in your legs and feet is to wear graduated compression socks, thigh highs or full pantyhose. Increasing circulation may get rid of the heavy, achy feeling in your legs and help energize them.
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Be sure to put on your compression in the morning so you can get the most benefit. When your legs feel better, it'll be much easier for you to get on with your day.
If you've never worn compression garments before, they might feel a little tight when you first put them on. But this means they're working!
Can Lift & Support
As your body grows over 9 months, the extra weight can put a big strain on your belly and back. To compensate, many expecting mothers start to hunch or overextend their backs and overtime, this can become painful.
Wearing the Solidea maternity support panty can help support your growing belly. The belly band can help relieve pressure on your back and core and improve your posture.
The Active Massage fabric leaves a wave pattern on your skin which helps reduce the appearance of stretch marks, cellulite and water retention. Best of all, the Solidea maternity compression panty and Solidea maternity compression pantyhose with panty have expandable tummies so they grow with you!
They're made with stretch fabric so even in your final days of pregnancy, you'll still be able to get them on!
Helps Birth & Recovery
Pregnancy can increase your risk for developing a blood clot, also known as deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Wearing the Active Massage Anti-Embolism Thigh Highs at night or if you are on bed-rest may help reduce this risk. The anti-embolism thigh highs can alleviate leg cramps as well.
Whether you’re having a vaginal birth or a c-section, birth is a trauma on your body. Your risk for developing a blood clot also may increase when giving birth or when recovering from a c-section. It's important to wear the Anti-Embolism Thigh Highs during and after birth to help prevent the risk of a blood clot.
At a minimum, it takes 6 weeks for your body to recover after you give birth. One of the best things you can do to aid, and in some cases, possibly speed up your recovery, is to continue wearing your lower body compression socks or thigh highs and a postpartum compression garment.
Wearing the Active Massage abdominal band can support your uterus and other organs as they return to normal. If you've had a c-section, the abdominal band can help keep the swelling down and your scarring to a minimum. This special massaging fabric should help reduce water retention, the appearance of cellulite and stretch marks.
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Disclaimer: This blog is for general information purposes only. Furthermore, information contained in this blog is not a substitute for medical advice – always consult a licensed healthcare professional for advice on your specific condition.