Power Socks For Pregnancy
Are you or anyone you know expecting? Studies have shown that one-third of first-time mothers and about 50 percent of women who have had two or more full-term pregnancies develop varicose veins. Swelling (edema) in the feet and ankles is one of the most common circulatory symptoms of pregnancy due to the increased blood volume & water retention.
How come? During pregnancy, many hormonal changes occur that have a profound effect on the veins. Not only does the blood volume during pregnancy increase by nearly 50 percent, an expecting mother also produces higher levels of progesterone, which can cause veins to dilate and lose their elasticity. This causes the veins and the leg muscles to work extra hard to transport the blood back to the heart and vital organs. If blood is not transported back up the leg successfully, it can pool in the veins, and cause varicose veins to develop. Legs feel heavy, tired and achy. Gynecologists often recommend investing in graduated compression socks to help relieve symptoms of venous insufficiency during a pregnancy as well as postpartum.
Graduated compression socks help prevent blood build up in the leg veins, reduce edema in the feet. Wearing Power Socks during your pregnancy can help you improve your overall feet and leg health, and keep your leg veins healthy even beyond pregnancy.