Benefits of Wearing Compression Socks While Pregnant

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In the past few weeks, we’ve talked about how compression socks work, and specifically how they can help athletes and people who sit or stand all day for work. But what you might not know is that compression socks can also be very helpful during pregnancy. When expecting, the body experiences hormonal changes that affect blood pressure and volume. This can cause symptoms such as swelling, leg discomfort and even varicose veins. Compression socks are an excellent way to provide support to the blood vessels and prevent circulation issues, among other benefits.

Benefits include:

  • Relieving leg fatigue and discomfort
  • Reduced swelling
  • Prevention of varicose veins
  • Relieving vertigo and nausea

Wow – these are some great benefits! So how can you make sure that you reap the most possible benefits while wearing compression socks? Follow the tips below to relieve swelling and discomfort.

  • Keep your legs elevated when possible
  • Avoid standing for long periods
  • Follow the exercise plan recommended by your doctor
  • Don’t cross your legs while sitting
  • Sleep on your side
  • Drink plenty of water

As always, talk to your doctor when making any lifestyle changes. Your doctor can help you determine which level of compression wear is right for you. Check out our selection of compression socks here.

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Adapted from: https://www.jobst.com/products/medical-compression/phlebology/jobst-maternity.html