How Maternity Compression Pantyhose Work
When walking, sitting, or standing, blood that travels into your lower legs and feet has a harder time working its way back up than if you were lying down. During pregnancy, your body produces hormones that relax ligaments and the walls of your veins. This can lead to blood pooling in your lower extremities. Compression garments work to put pressure on your veins and muscles, and act like a gentle massage to help increase blood circulation back towards your heart. This reduces swelling and varicose veins in your legs and feet.
Different Strengths for Maximum Comfort
When you wear maternity compression pantyhose for support, they should feel comfortable and not too tight around your legs. Our compression socks and maternity sheer tights come in different strengths from a light 15-20 mmHg, to a medium 20-30 mmHg, to a stronger 30-40 mmHg level. You can ask your doctor for advice on which strength is most appropriate for your particular situation, or you can contact our experts for advice on which strength will help stave off swelling and varicose veins in a normal, average pregnancy. These compression strengths do not require a prescription from your healthcare provider.
Shop all of NuLife Medical’s compression garments for more options to help reduce your swelling during pregnancy or during normal, everyday life and activities.