Maternity Pantyhose Compression
When you're pregnant, you expect your body to change in many ways. However, some of the side effects that pregnancy can bring on are downright surprising. Fortunately, you can address many of the problems that come with pregnancy with the use of over-the-counter products and maternity aids. Compression maternity pantyhose are a commonly used solution for a number of pregnancy-related challenges. At Walgreens, we offer a selection of hosiery sizes, colors and styles to meet your needs.
What Are Compression Hose?
Compression pantyhose are a type of hosiery that has an extra tight fit through the legs. Also called compression stockings and compression hosiery, compression pantyhose exert pressure on the legs from the tops of the thighs all the way to the feet. The pressure helps to keep blood flowing freely to the extremities to provide a number of potential health benefits. Maternity compression pantyhose products feature extra fabric at the tops to fit comfortably over the belly.
Why Wear Compression Stockings During Pregnancy?
Pregnant women can benefit from wearing compression hosiery for a number of reasons. Enhancing blood flow to the legs can help to decrease feelings of heaviness and tiredness in the lower extremities that can develop during the last trimester.
In addition, the pressure exerted by the stockings can help to reduce the prominence of varicose veins that may develop during pregnancy.
If you've had a C-section, your doctor may suggest that you wear compression hosiery while you recover to help to decrease the possibility of blood clots forming in your legs.
Maternity styles may feel more comfortable than standard compression hosiery in the days immediately after the birth.
How to Find the Perfect Style
Just like traditional pantyhose, compression hosiery comes in a variety of colors, including cream, black and beige. The stockings also vary in terms of their sheerness with options ranging from opaque styles that look similar to tights to lighter designs that allow more of the legs to show through the fabric. To select the right size, visit the product page and use the provided height and weight charts.
Tips for Wearing Compression Stockings
Before wearing compression pantyhose during pregnancy, it's important to consult your doctor or health care provider. A medical professional can help you decide if compression hosiery is right for you and provide you with instructions on how to get the best results from wearing this type of pantyhose.