Your Body Is Changing For This New Season
During pregnancy, your body goes through many changes and adaptations. One of the more prominent changes is the added weight around your abdomen and onto your pelvic floor. This additional weight can sometimes lead to added pressure on your veins around your uterus. This added pressure may restrict blood flow towards your feet and legs, which could result in inflammation and discomfort in your lower extremities.
Varicose Veins are Not Uncommon
Also, when blood flow is restricted in your veins, it can result in varicose veins (or worse, blood clots) due to the extra effort involved in trying to exchange and replenish blood from your lower legs to your heart.
Compression Socks Are Your Friend
Doctors commonly recommend wearing a light-medium compression sock during pregnancy to help prevent and reduce any swelling in the lower legs.
Wearing Pear compression socks will help ensure that your blood is being exchanged more easily and efficiently from your feet to your heart. This should help reduce any swelling and pain associated with pregnancy-related edema, as well as to prevent varicose veins and blood-clotting.
It is also common for women to experience fluid retention in the days after giving birth. Thankfully, Pear Compression socks can help you get back to feeling normal in style. Wearing our knee-high compression socks after giving birth will help you relieve any fluid retention in the feet and ankles and will provide you with more energy as you take on this exciting new chapter of your life.
At Pear, we know there are many uncomfortable symptoms associated with pregnancy. But we hope our compression socks can help provide you with a bit of relief in your lower extremities so you can get even more enjoyment out of your maternity journey.