It’s all good and well someone telling you that you should wear pregnancy socks while you are carrying. But do you actually know what they do?
Let’s check out the 5 major benefits of wearing pregnancy socks so you can really understand why getting yourself a pair may be just what you need to get you comfortably through your last trimester.
They reduce swelling.
When you are carrying a child, your body produces more fluid than normal. This fluid tends to pool in your lower legs and feet and makes it difficult to put on your favourite shoes or even go for long walks. Pregnancy socks encourage the fluid in your lower extremities to move back up the body and reduce the amount of swelling that you would normally have.
They reduce varicose and spider veins.
During your pregnancy, your body enlarges, and your blood volume increases by up to 50 percent. This extra blood creates more work for your veins and their walls become less elastic as they dilate. Varicose veins can be really uncomfortable as they can cause a burning sensation under your skin as well as itchiness and aching. Compression socks are a great way to alleviate any symptoms you may have.
They reduce risk of Deep Vein Thrombosis.
Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) is a worry for many when flying and is why a lot of people use compression socks on long flights. Thrombosis is something that pregnant women are at risk of developing too,since your blood becomes thicker and your hormone levels increase. Compression socks help to combat this and keep blood circulating around your body efficiently, even if you have been advised to be on bed rest by your doctor.
They promote healthy blood circulation.
Since your blood is thicker during pregnancy, your veins are under a lot more pressure than normal. Pregnancy socks help to keep the blood pumping around your body and reduces the risk of fatal blood clots.
They soothe legs and feet.
When you find a pair of compression socks that have the correct size and fit for your feet, the pressure of your socks gently massages your legs and feet and means that they feel less tired and achy at the end of the day. You’ll find that you have less cramping as well.
When choosing a pair of compression socks it’s important to choose a brand that is serious about helping expectant mothers get through their pregnancy comfortably. It’s worth checking out the unique design features that we use in TXG graduated compression socks to get a feel for the quality that we provide to our customers. If you need help choosing a pair of socks or want some general advice, feel free to give us a call on 0800 894 769.
Please note: The information provided here is for general information only and is not intended to act as medical advice. We advise anyone interested in this subject to seek qualified, professional advice.