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How To Choose Right Pregnancy Compression Garments

In the past, pregnant women with swelling were told to avoid compression garments altogether. Today, however, many doctors recommend pregnancy compression garments to reduce swelling in the legs and feet. A good pair can also help relieve fatigue and reduce symptoms like varicose veins and hemorrhoids—without restricting your movement or interfering with any other pregnancy-related activities (like walking). That said, there are several factors to consider before buying a pair; here are some tips on how to choose pregnancy compression garments effectively:

Compression Types

When evaluating your options for a pregnancy compression garment, it’s important to consider the type of support you’re looking for. According to experts, there are three types of compression:

· Graduated Compression Stockings—These stockings have multiple layers that provide varying levels of pressure from the ankle up to just below the knee. They are most commonly used for those who experience swelling during pregnancy and those with risk factors for developing deep vein thrombosis (DVT). They can also help prevent blood clots in people with heart disease or varicose veins. The benefit is that they offer support while still being comfortable and easy to wear. The downside is that they may fall more often if you have chubby thighs or small calves (depending on where you purchase them) because they don’t fit as snugly around your legs as other compression garments.

· Knee High Compression Stockings—Knee-high stockings offer moderate levels of support but come with a wide range of styles and colours, making them ideal if you’re looking for something fashionable while still protecting DVT or varicose veins during pregnancy.

· Ankle High Compression Socks/Sleeves—Ankle-high socks or sleeves are less likely than their knee-high counterparts to slip down due to their shorter length and tight fit around the ankles; however, these garments provide little extra support beyond reducing swelling in the legs and feet.

Compression Levels

When it comes to compression levels, the higher the number, the higher level of compression. As a general rule, you should try to find garments that come in at least two different strengths: one with a mild/medium level of compression and one with a high level. That way, you can gradually increase your reduction as your body changes during pregnancy and postpartum recovery.

Some manufacturers offer multi-layered options with multiple levels of compression throughout their garments. These fabrics are ideal for pregnant women who want additional support but don’t necessarily need maximum help throughout their pregnancy.

If you are looking for maximum support during every step (and there will be many steps) of your pregnancy journey, we recommend trying out products with graduated compression technology.

Comfort And Breathability

While trying them on, remember to pay attention to how comfortable and breathable they are. It’s natural for your body to change during pregnancy, so don’t be afraid to try different compression garments styles (and sizes) and see which one feels most comfortable. If your current pair is too tight or uncomfortable, don’t hesitate to stop wearing them!

Also, keep in mind that it’s easy to overheat while pregnant—so if you feel like you’re sweating a lot when you’ve got your compression garments on, consider changing into something looser until the temperature cools down a bit. Likewise: if it’s cold out and/or other factors make it difficult for you to stay warm enough during pregnancy (like an office job where everyone else leaves their coat off), go ahead and wear layers underneath those tights instead of relying solely on them for warmth.

Uneeb Khan
Uneeb Khan
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