PREGNANCY + POSTPARTUM
AND HOW GRADIENT COMPRESSION CAN HELP
WHY YOU NEED GRADIENT COMPRESSION
Blood Clots + Varicose Veins in Pregnancy
Since pregnancy is a joyful time in a woman’s life, it is easy to forget that it is actually a medical condition. Like any other medical condition, pregnancy can come with its share of complications and risks. One of these risks is the affect pregnancy can have on blood circulation. Normal pregnancy hormones can inhibit the normal blood flow and can lead to a risk of varicose veins. Additionally, hormones will cause blood to clot faster, leading to a risk of blood clots in leg veins.
HOW WE CAN HELP
Improve Circulation +
Prevent Dangerous Conditions
Wearing compression is the best way to prevent circulatory issues and promote leg and vein health during pregnancy. Gradient compression socks and stockings contain compression that is greatest at the ankle and gradually decreases as it moves up the leg. This gradual decrease in pressure encourages blood to flow back to the heart, improving circulation and preventing blood clots and varicose veins. Additional benefits to wearing gradient compression include the relief of tired, swollen legs, and supplemental support from the gentle squeeze. Hold onto your maternity compression wear even after you give birth. Compression support will help your muscles move back into place as you recover.
OUR RECOMMENDATIONS FOR PREGNANCY + POSTPARTUM
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This is general information and not intended to diagnose or treat patients. It is the provider's responsibility to ascertain the appropriateness of individual applications
of compression therapy. Patients should always consult with their provider prior to wearing compression products.
Compression products should not be worn and are contraindicated if you have any of the following conditions: severe arterial insufficiency, cutaneous infections,
acute dermatitis, wet dermatosis, uncontrolled congestive heart failure, skin irritations, allergies to dyes.