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The Most Comfortable Support Stockings During Pregnancy

Support stockings during pregnancy

Compression stockings are ideal for pregnant women. For example, support stockings ensure less fluid build-up through better blood circulation. In addition, support stockings also ensure less tired and painful legs and less risk of varicose veins. Support stockings also provide some support for the veins in the legs, which have to work harder because of the extra weight. Support stockings for during pregnancy are not called pregnancy stockings for nothing, because they are ideal for pregnant women.

Undoubtedly, pregnancy leads to some fantastic changes in the female body. Contrary to the joy of becoming a mother, there are also a number of changes associated with pregnancy that can be rather unpleasant to say the least. Expectant mothers face weight gain, nausea, back pain, leg pain, and swelling of the legs and feet, just to name a few. All of these "side effects" can become more and more bothersome as the delivery date approaches.

Extra weight

Aside from the noticeable symptoms such as leg pain and swelling, there is an often overlooked, neglected or underestimated symptom of abnormally enlarged or swollen veins in the legs due to pregnancy. The veins in an expectant mother's legs have to work harder than ever, mainly due to the enormously increased blood volume and the extra weight of the growing baby, which has an influence on the optimal blood circulation.

Extra tension

The extra stress and strain on the veins of the leg during pregnancy can lead to serious damage that manifests as a milder form of spider veins and, in more serious cases, as severe varicose veins. Spider veins and varicose veins are also likely to worsen if left untreated.

Recurring varicose veins

If varicose veins and arachnid capillaries recede after pregnancy, don't be fooled by this. Once they appear, the chances are quite high that damage has already been done to the affected veins. It is only a matter of time until the varicose veins show up again and when they return, which is guaranteed to happen during a subsequent pregnancy, these veins will be a lot heavier than before.

Varicose vein treatment

Varicose veins are deformed and enlarged veins with damaged valves. Most of this damage is irreversible once it has occurred. It can only be remedied by surgery to remove the external veins if they are experienced as very painful and unbearable.

Restless legs

About 36% of pregnant women sometimes suffer from restless legs. Compression stockings, also known as compression stockings, are perfect for this, as they improve circulation, which is often the cause of restless legs. Knowing more? Then read our article about restless legs, where pregnancy also comes to the fore.

Should i wear maternity stockings at night?

Compression stockings during pregnancy should never be worn at night anyway. In general, support stockings cannot be worn at night. When you're lying in bed, gravity acts differently on your body, and legs, than when you're standing or sitting. This lowers the pressure in your arteries. The compression of a compression stocking can then become too high, compared to the pressure in the (arterial) veins. This would impede the blood flow.