Compression Socks for Pregnancy


benefits of wearing compression socks when you are pregnant

 

The miracle of birth comes with a lot of challenges. Fortunately, compression socks can relieve a lot of the less miraculous, and more annoying symptoms of pregnancy.

 

Leg pain, swelling, and varicose veins are just a few of the by-products to expect when you’re expecting. That’s because changes in the body play havoc with circulation. You’ll be producing a lot more blood and fluids. Combine this with long periods of sitting or standing and the fluids pooling in your legs can even make walking a painful challenge. You may also be at risk for developing varicose veins and other related venous issues, particularly if there’s a history of it in your family.

 

By gently squeezing your legs, compression socks help keep your blood moving and assist with lymphatic drainage. As effective circulation boosters, pulling on a pair can help control many of the less desirable side effects of pregnancy—leg cramps, swelling, varicose veins, and pain. By wearing graduated pressure compression socks, you can keep your legs and ankles feeling more refreshed and pain-free, so the miracle of birth actually feels more like a miracle.