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Pregnancy & Medical Compression Stockings

40% of all pregnant women develop varicose veins and pre-existing veins are worsened, which can be prevented by wearing compression stockings.

Pregnant Mom

Discover the benefits and comfort of compression stockings during pregnancy.

Expectant mothers can increase comfort during pregnancy by wearing custom fitted compression stockings, which alleviate symptoms such as tired legs and swollen feet and may reduce the risk of varicose veins, phlebitis, and thrombosis.

Pregnancy & Varicose Veins

It is estimated that up to 40% of all pregnant women develop varicose veins. Hormonal changes can cause vein walls to relax and stretch out. Further, there is additional pressure on the veins of the legs due to greater blood flow to and from the womb, and the size and weight of the expanding stomach. Any pre-existing varicose veins can be aggravated or worsened by pregnancy.

Tips for Expectant Mothers

  • Keep legs elevated and higher than your heart when resting – this helps blood return to your heart
  • Avoid standing for prolonged periods of time
  • Avoid crossing your legs when sitting
  • Avoid wearing girdles or panty leg girdles
  • If driving for long periods of time, stop and walk frequently
  • Wear compression stocking throughout pregnancy to reduce the risk of varicose veins

When you discover the benefits and comfort of compression stockings during pregnancy, you may want to continue wearing them for years after, and your legs will thank you for their improved health!

Contact our office today to learn more!


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