Knee-High Maternity Compression Stockings, 20-30 mmHg
During pregnancy, a woman’s body goes through many changes, including an increase in blood volume and fluid; this fluid can remain in the interstitial spaces of the tissues, which may cause swelling, often in the legs, ankles and feet.
Maternity compression stockings require a prescription from your physician's office. 1 Natural Way will work with your physician to try and obtain this prescription that is necessary for billing your insurance. To help expedite this process you may want to contact your physician to let them know you are ordering these items and that 1 Natural Way will send a prescription request on your behalf.
Pregnancy and Varicose Veins
Hormonal changes and weight-gain are two factors that contribute to the increased development of varicosities during pregnancy. Many times varicose veins will show up during the pregnancy and disappear soon after the baby is born.
Using Compression Therapy
Maternity graduated compression stockings are specially designed to expand with you during pregnancy.
Worn during the day, these compression stockings counteract swelling and protect against varicose veins by applying a light, soothing pressure to the exterior portion of the legs, which helps prevent fluid from accumulating.
If you’re pregnant and are experiencing tired, aching legs, or excessive swelling in the lower legs and ankles, ask your primary care provider about wearing maternity graduated compression stockings.
Benefits of Maternity Compression Stockings
During pregnancy, your body goes through many changes, including an increase in blood volume and fluid. This fluid may cause swelling, often in legs, ankles, and feet. Your legs may ache or feel heavy and tired.
Wearing maternity compression stockings - especially in your third trimester and after delivery provides many benefits, such as:
- Helps to reduce swelling and discomfort in your legs
- Helps promote blood circulation back to your heart to reduce your risk of blood clots
- Helps minimize the risk of spider and varicose veins (33% of first time expectant moms develop varicose veins, and 56% develop them in their second pregnancy)