During pregnancy, your body goes through hormonal changes that have a number of effects such as blood pressure and volume increase, your blood vessels become more permeable, and the major draining veins become more constricted.
Although increases in blood pressure and volume help to nurture your growing baby, they can also result in symptoms such as aching legs, swollen ankles, and increase your risk for varicose veins.
All of this is entirely normal, but it can also be painful and might affect your daily routine when, for example, shoes no longer fit properly. At this time, your legs deserve extra attention and care: this is where JOBST Maternity compression stockings come in, leaving you feeling lighter during pregnancy.
Compression garments can help to improve your well-being during your pregnancy so that you can get on and enjoy the important things in life.
Wearing medical compression stockings during pregnancy helps to reduce swelling (edema) and leg pain by increasing the pressure in the tissue under the skin. This provides support to your veins and helps prevent them from becoming swollen with blood. Plus, it can also help relieve vertigo and nausea.
JOBST Maternity products are specially designed to make your legs feel lighter, provide relief for your belly and back, and improve your quality of life during pregnancy.
The special blend of yarns and ventilation zone make the maternity compression stockings soft to touch, while simultaneously providing excellent ventilation and moisture management. Furthermore, the SoftFlex Zone belly insert featured in JOBST Maternity Opaque Panty provides compression that adapts to your growing belly, without compromising on comfort.
Plus, there's no need to worry about compression stockings being unattractive or unfashionable: all JOBST compression stockings come in different color variations from skin tones and elegant black, to chic trendy colors. JOBST Maternity compression stockings are visually indistinguishable from normal stockings and tights, so you can feel confident and comfortable at all times.
In addition to wearing JOBST Maternity compression stockings during pregnancy, you can do several other things in your everyday life to help ease the swelling and discomfort in your legs*:
Put your feet up as often as you can. Be sure that your pelvis is resting lower than your legs to facilitate the return flow of accumulated blood and tissue fluid.
Preferably, sleep on your left side. This prevents congestion of the blood flowing back to your heart in the vena cava which runs along the right side of your body.
This thins the blood, stimulates the circulation and speeds up the metabolism.
Cold stimulation encourages the veins to narrow. Brush massages can also contribute to stimulating circulation and relieving pain.
*Always check with your doctor about which form of exercise or sport is most suitable for you during your pregnancy.
1 Stölin A., Phlebologie 2013; 42(06): 297, Schwanger-schaft und Phlebologie, DOI: 10.1055/s-0037-1621843