Pregnancy is one of the most special times in a woman’s life – undergoing amazing bodily changes, that special skin glow, the thickening of your hair and the growing of the baby bump. It is so important that through this process expectant mothers feel supported and comfortable.
Alongside these changes, the legs have to withstand a lot during pregnancy and the following weeks after birth. This is because the venous system alters due to hormone changes, expansion of the womb and a reduction in physical activity; leaving pregnant women more vulnerable to venous related complications.
These changes often mean expectant mothers suffer with tired, achy or swollen legs and feet that can be uncomfortable and not allow you to feel 100%. In addition to this, a pregnancy increases the risk of thrombosis by a factor of three to four, largely due to the thickening of the blood composition to protect the mother during labour. It has also been shown in clinical studies that the risk of developing varicose veins is significantly higher for women with a history of pregnancy.
All of the above means that it is vital to keep your legs and body as healthy as possible throughout all stages of pregnancy, this is where FITLEGS can help. Compression stockings are often recommended to pregnant women for the prevention of symptoms such as tired, achy legs, or to reduce the swelling of the ankles and feet. When worn, compression stockings increase the blood circulation in the legs helping them feel fresh and energized. Stockings reduce swelling and also help to reduce the risk of thrombosis and varicose veins. Therefore, compression stockings are recommended throughout your pregnancy journey.
The FITLEGS range is the perfect companion for expectant mothers that want to feel comfortable and healthy during such a special time in their life. With a variety of vibrant and stylish designs and a graduated compression that allows your legs to feel light and free, FITLEGS can keep you feeling your best all day.