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Your Legs and Pregancy

During pregnancy, a woman’s body goes through many changes, including an increase in blood volume and fluid. This fluid may cause swelling, often in legs, ankles and feet. Your legs may ache or feel heavy and tired.

 

Your Veins

Hormonal changes and weight gain are two factors that contribute to the increased development of varicosities during pregnancy. Many times varicose veins will show up during the pregnancy & disappear soon after the baby is born.

Benefits of Compression

Maternity compression stockings and socks provide external support to the vein walls during pregnancy. In addition, they:

  • Help minimize varicosities
  • Control leg and ankle swelling
  • Have high elastic body part

Ask About Graduated Compression Stockings

If you are pregnant and experiencing tired, achy legs or excessive swelling in the lower legs and ankles, ask your primary care provider about wearing maternity graduated compression stockings.

Or call us – we’ll be happy to discuss your questions about the health of your veins, compression stockings and how they may make your pregnancy more enjoyable and minimize the need for future worries concerning your legs and veins.

We’re also happy to provide you with the name of several locations where you can find them.