Overjoyed to be pregnant, but wishing it were a bit more, well, comfortable? You should be loving every minute of these nine months, but unfortunately they can wreak havoc on the veins in your legs.
why it's happening
From an increase in blood volume, to a rise in vein-weakening progesterone, to your baby putting pressure on the vessels trying to carrying blood back up to your heart, you may find yourself dealing with everything from swollen ankles to varicose veins to seriously-aching legs. But there’s a solution!
a real solution
Graduated compression maternity hosiery not only helps to support your bump, but also supercharges circulation to combat the root cause of all these problems. You’ll be back to feeling like your usual, energetic self in no time – and your legs will be looking fabulous too!
IMPROVES VEIN FUNCTION
Your veins don’t have strong muscles to push blood around, instead relying on a system of one-way valves. But when the pressure gets too much, these can malfunction causing blood to build up and creating a bulging or ‘varicose’ vein. Maternity hosiery with graduated compression applies gentle pressure to the legs that encourages blood to move upwards, reducing strain on veins’ thin walls and valves.
Gentle, comfortable pressure is applied to the leg that is firmest at your ankle and progressively decreases up towards your thigh. This aids in counteracting the effects of gravity, making it easier for your body to push deoxygenated blood up towards your heart – and by doing so, encouraging the flow of oxygen-rich blood back into your legs. Muscles feel more energized, and circulation is improved so that blood no longer pools and causes swelling.
RELIEF FROM LEG ACHES
By helping to push blood back up towards the heart, and encouraging the flow of oxygen-rich blood back into the legs, maternity compression hosiery both relaxes and revives legs, allowing you to stay on your feet for longer without suffering from muscle tiredness. And it’s not just leg comfort that’s reduced – aching feet will enjoy some welcome relief too!
VARICOSE VEIN PROTECTION
Graduated compression augments the calf muscles to act as a pump, thereby encouraging blood to circulate better and not pool in your veins.
Due to your veins’ valve system, when they aren’t working efficiently the blood will naturally want to stay down due to gravity. This is why the lower half of your body –especially your calves, ankles and feet – is particularly prone to becoming swollen during pregnancy. Since graduated compression pantyhose fit more firmly on the lower leg than higher up, they gently ‘squeeze’ the blood upwards to prevent it pooling.
find the right support for you
A touch of circulation-boosting compression, to prevent problems developing in otherwise healthy legs.
Mild support to help treat slight swelling, minor varicose veins, spider veins, and general leg tiredness.
Stronger support to relieve more substantial discomfort or swelling, and treat conspicuous varicose veins.
A WELCOME LIFT
Well-designed maternity hosiery – and maternity panty-girdles – is about more than just stretching to fit. It will include a supportive band of reinforced fabric that runs around the body and below the bump. This provides a welcome lift, taking some of the weight off of your lower back while also relieving pressure on your pelvic blood vessels.
BUMP AND BACK SUPPORT
A section of reinforced fabric wraps around the body at the base of the tummy, like a built-in belly band. This helps to distribute the weight of your growing baby more evenly, relieving pressure on specific points such as your ligaments. By helping to support your lower back, the bump band also encourages good posture to further alleviate aches. Plus, the stronger section of material gently lifts your uterus up off your pelvis, allowing blood to circulate more freely.
NOT YOUR MOTHER'S SUPPORT HOSE
Medical-grade GRADUATED compression hosiery:
Comfortable ‘second skin’ fit that won’t feel restrictive.
Compression gradually reduces up the leg, encouraging blood to move upwards.
Ultra-firm compression available to treat even significant problems.
Stronger yarns that allow firm compression also increase durability.
For healthy, beautiful legs and maximum comfort, there’s really nothing else like graduated compression maternity-wear. Our collection uses medical-grade compression to deliver results, but the best part is that it looks just like regular hosiery. So whether you’re simply getting the groceries or going out to a party, you can be both comfy and stylish!