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Pregnancy Compression Socks
Designed to promote healthy blood circulation and alleviate swelling and varicose veins in the feet and lower legs. They support your cardiovascular system by promoting healthy blood flow and help you stay comfortable when you’re on your feet for long periods of time
Why Wear Compression Socks During Pregnancy
For pregnant women who want to stay active or need to be on their feet for long periods of time, compression socks for pregnancy can provide much needed support as your feet and leg muscles adjust to a heavier workload. Swelling (edema) in the feet and lower legs is a common discomfort among pregnant women, especially in the third trimester as blood volume increases.
Preventing Common Challenges
Varicose veins, sometimes called spider veins, also occur frequently during pregnancy. In addition to being uncomfortable, these large swollen veins can increase your risk for Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT.) DVT can be a life-threatening condition exacerbated by poor circulation that causes a blood clot. Motif maternity compression socks help by reducing the size of the blood vessels in the legs, which boosts return blood flow to the heart, preventing it from collecting in the lower extremities. *If you are at high risk of blood clots or DVT, or if you experience extreme swelling, contact your healthcare provider.
When to Wear Maternity Compression Socks
Gradient compression socks for pregnancy deliver a graduated pressure, with the greatest pressure at the foot and ankle and the level of compression gradually decreasing on the way up the calf. The best time of day to put on compression socks is at the start of the day, before getting out of bed, when swelling is minimal. Once your legs become too swollen, it can be difficult to put them on. If you don’t frequently experience feet and leg swelling or varicose veins, you may only need to wear them when you know you’ll be on your feet for an extended period. Because Motif gradient compression socks are not as tight at the top as at the bottom, they are easy to take off at the end of the day. It’s not necessary to wear them while you sleep, when your feet are level with your upper body. Socks should be washed in lukewarm or cold water with mild soap.