Are Using Compression Socks for Pregnancy Discomfort Safe?

Are You Expecting?

Pregnancy is a very special time for the mom and the child to bond. Nine months of carrying a child are no easy task but definitely rewarding in the end. During pregnancy, a mother experiences many physical changes, especially in the legs. The legs take on a lot of strain because of the weight that a mom has to carry. Consequently, many mothers develop varicose veins during pregnancy.

About 30% of women who are pregnant for the first time develop varicose veins. This is according to a statistical report by Swiss Medical Weekly. Women who are expecting can also develop DVT or Deep Vein Thrombosis especially during the late stages of the pregnancy. Aside from hormonal changes, there is an increase in blood clotting possibility in women who are pregnant.

So, if you are expecting a baby, it is not just the nursery that you need to prepare for, you also have to take care of your legs and keep them healthy.

Pregnancy and Leg Problems

The common leg problems during pregnancy include venous disorders, which are the most frequent medical conditions in the U.S. You might experience this disorder if it is your first pregnancy. You can feel heaviness on the legs, swollen feet, and aching legs due to your pregnancy.

Some women are more susceptible to these problems because of their family history. If there are people in the family tree who have varicose veins and other venous diseases, you might experience them as well, especially when you get pregnant. If you have a venous condition before the pregnancy, you will most likely have them while pregnant. If, when pregnant, you sit and stand for a prolonged period, or do not exercise regularly then you are also prone to different leg problems.

DVT or Deep Vein Thrombosis and pregnancy are not uncommon. At full term, there is an increase in the blood volume of a pregnant woman. This can be the cause of DVT. The expanding uterus puts a lot of pressure on the blood vessels, which restricts the blood flow from the legs to the pelvis to the heart. Slower blood flow means a high risk of DVT. Even after pregnancy, there is still a risk of DVT.

The pressure of the baby’s head in the pelvis area obstructs the venous outflow from the legs, which can cause slowing of the blood flow, valve damage and resulting in feet and leg swelling and discomfort, and varicose veins.

Are Compression Socks Safe for Pregnant Women

Before you try to address the concern on your own, consult your doctor. If your health expert allows you, you can start wearing the socks. CopperJoint has strategically designed compression socks to offer the user comfort and ease. After all, pregnant women already face various issues. They get irritated easily, which makes them uncomfortable in many situations.

Long Copper Compression Socks can relieve pain and alleviate discomfort. With our compression socks, you will be able to carry out regular tasks during pregnancy. Make sure to wear socks for at least a few hours, or as long as your doctor has recommended, to promote healthy circulation. You can also wear it after your delivery to reduce the risk of leg problems like soreness.

Is the Copper Ion Infused in the Material Safe?

Yes! It is actually best for pregnant women. The compression of the sleeve helps with blood circulation in the legs. The sleeve material is embedded with copper ions. The copper (like the magnetic bracelets) can help pull the electricity from your body and relieve it. It is believed that a damaged nerve traps electricity in your body, and can cause pain, burning, redness, loss of appetite, insomnia, headaches, and more. So, using a copper-infused sleeve made by CopperJoint could help relieve joint pain.

Also, copper has antibiofouling and antimicrobial applications/properties; embedding copper into the fabric definitely helps keep the sleeve odor free and clean from germs, and your skin can only benefit from this.

Why do you need to wear CopperJoint’s compression garments?

  • Helping relieve pain from muscle stiffness and soreness.
  • Reducing the time taken for muscles to repair themselves
  • When the right amount of compression is used (it will vary depending on body area, typically in the range of 10 to 25 mmHg), improving venous return and oxygenation to working muscles.

Since compression garments are beneficial for pregnant women, compression socks help relieve pain in the feet and legs during pregnancy. Our Long Copper Compression Socks have an ergonomic design that facilitates movement and makes them easy to remove and put on. They are medical-grade socks that provide relief from pain and soreness. By wearing CopperJoint’s Long Compression Socks during and after pregnancy, you can prevent and reduce the effects of various leg and foot issues.

Our copper-infused compression socks are designed to stimulate blood flow, reduce swelling, and improve circulation. Therefore, compression socks make relieving pain and preventing health issues easier. Note that opting for the right-sized socks is important to benefit from wearing the socks. This is why CopperJoint offers customers different sizes so you can choose the perfect option for yourself.

Additional Tips for Keeping Your Legs Healthy During Pregnancy

  • Stay active. Exercise as much as you can.
  • Move legs regularly. Avoid standing or sitting for long periods of time.
  • Wear compression socks even after you have given birth.
  • Slightly elevate your legs when sleeping at night. This will improve blood flow.

Wearing our compression socks during pregnancy is not just safe but definitely recommended, especially if you have had history of leg pain even before getting pregnant. Compression socks for pregnant women will not only prevent swelling in your legs but also promote overall leg health.

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