Compression Socks for Healthy Legs

By Hilary Grulke.

Pregnancy certainly brings many different changes to our bodies, some being unwanted and unpleasant! A couple unpleasant ones to add to the list: swollen feet and varicose veins. During pregnancy, the veins in our legs take on extra pressure (due to multiple reasons, including increased blood flow to the baby). This can lead to symptoms such as swollen feet and ankles and tired, heavy legs. This also puts us at a greater risk of developing varicose veins or even Deep Vein Thrombosis (a blood-clot deep in the vein). See…unpleasant!

Luckily, there are ways to help reduce these symptoms by keeping circulation moving during pregnancy.

  • Exercise- Frequent moderate exercise is important to stay healthy and maintain healthy legs during pregnancy. Go take a walk or go for a swim!
  • Sleep on left side- This will help increase the blood flow to your baby. Put a pillow between your knees for added comfort.
  • Move- If you work at a desk and sit for long periods of time, be sure to stand and stretch, or take short walk breaks during the day.
  • Elevate- If you work in a job where you are on your feet all day, take breaks to elevate your legs, or elevate them when you’re at home resting.
  • Wear compression socks- Compression socks work to promote circulation in the legs.

Benefits of Compression Socks during Pregnancy

With the increased pressure on our veins, blood can end up pooling down near our ankles. It is not all being pumped back up to our hearts, as it should be. This leads to those swollen, uncomfortable cankles! Luckily, compression socks can alleviate this circulation problem. The tight squeeze of the socks helps the blood to flow back up towards the heart. Light to moderate compression support is great for expectant and post-partum moms. (Any higher compression should always be worn under a doctor’s care). Your legs will feel so much better wearing the socks!

You can buy Lily Trotters’ compression socks in a variety of colors and cute styles right here on the website! Lily Trotters are designed specifically for women. They are stylish, long-lasting, and strong. However, they are easy to get off and on (which is extra great, since it can be hard to bend over with our pregnant bellies!), thin (so they fit into work shoes, not just athletic shoes), and comfortable to wear for hours. Give compression socks a try—your legs will thank you!

pregnancy compression socks

About the Author, Hilary Grulke: Hilary is a mom of two children, a boy and girl, who keep her endlessly busy. However, when she does have free time, she loves to read, do yoga, shop, spend time with friends, and go out to dinner with her husband

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