Maternity Support & Compression Pantie Hoses, Stockings
The Maternity Support & Compression Pantie Hoses and Stockings area of the Store features graduated compression hosiery that helps reduce and treat vein-related problems that occur during pregnancy. Wearing maternity compression pantie hose and stockings helps relieve heavy, tired and achy legs, and prevent and reduce the appearance of spider and varicose veins. The compression pantyhoses and stockings featured in the store provide the ultimate comfort for your body and offer graduated leg compression that effectively treats ankle swelling, water retention, varicose and spider veins. By wearing specialized maternity compression stockings, you can reduce the discomfort associated with these risks that accompany the period of maternity. Many of the maternity pantyhoses have built-in abdominal support that gives excellent support and added protection to a growing tummy. Maternity Pantyhoses reduce the sensation of tired and achy legs that are occur with pregnancy by gently compressing the leg muscles, squeezing the veins, and helping to push the blood back toward the heart.
As over 70% of women develop venous problems during pregnancy that can lead to varicose veins and 20% of mothers develop full-blown varicose veins, wearing graduated compression stockings or panty hose is a proven non-invasive method for treating these vein-related problems during maternity. During pregnancy, your body undergoes numerous physiological and hormonal changes that weaken the walls of the blood vessels. In turn, the blood vessels swell and lose their strength, which leads to the first stage of varicosity and the formation of varicose veins. By compressing the dilated veins, compression stockings create a gentle squeeze at the ankles and help get your blood moving up the leg and back to your heart for better blood circulation while also simultaneously decreasing the pressure in the veins. The increase in blood circulation helps reduce the achy, tired, heavy sensation in the legs and feet. In addition to reducing leg/ankle pain and discomfort, a compression garment can also help reduce leg, ankle, and foot swelling (edema) by lessening the build-up of fluids in the leg and by keeping the fluids in circulation.
As you jog through this area of the Store, you will notice that the compression and support garments are organized into primary categories, including: