Are you expecting a new bundle of joy? As your body prepares for delivery, you may begin to experience new aches, pains and fatigue. Luckily, help is available through Maternity Compression garments. And the best news? Maternity Compression garments are often covered through insurance with a doctor’s prescription.
Find Relief Through Physician-Prescribed Maternity Compression
Maternity compression refers to pregnancy support or compression products that are specifically designed to relieve a few of the painful symptoms that may come along with pregnancy and improve circulation. Some of these items are suited for before and after giving birth, while postpartum garments should only be worn afterward. Unlike popular shapewear items, these are medical devices.
1. Compression Socks
Compression socks or maternity socks are knitted tights that provide comfort and relief during all stages of pregnancy. They are specialized hosiery that starts off tightest at the toes and loosen further up the leg in order to help circulate your blood, reduce swelling, and relieve pain and cramping.
An expecting mother may need compression socks if they notice swelling in their legs, ankles, and feet. This is completely normal as the body produces 50% more blood and other bodily fluids to help the body expand to support your growing baby and prepare for childbirth.
However, the extra weight and pressure placed on your body can make it difficult for their veins to pump blood causing edema when fluid pulls and collects. By gently squeezing their legs maternity compression socks promote blood flow to improve circulation. This can provide more comfort and reduce the risk of deep vein thrombosis and varicose veins.
Compression Socks Are Recommended For:
- Relieve pain and swelling
- Assist with light exercise
- Assist with long days on your feet
- Provide comfort during travel
*Can be used before and after pregnancy.
2. Maternity Support Bands
Maternity support bands are made from soft and supportive, breathable fabric to support the weight of expanding pregnant bellies. As the stomach expands and the uterus grows the hip joints loosen and muscles and ligaments in the lower back, abdomen, pelvic area, and hips become stretched and strained.
This can lead to a variety of nuisances as the hips become less stabilized and more pressure is placed on the core and lower back, Many moms have persistent lower back pain, round ligament pain in the hip, Sacroiliac (SI) joint pain around the tailbone, and more.
By wrapping around the waist maternity belts are able to more evenly distribute the weight of a growing baby across the core to relieve pressure and reduce pain. They also help stabilize the pelvis and support the uterus, making it easier to move around.
Maternity Support Bands Are Recommended For:
- Reducing pain and discomfort
- Preventing your back from becoming over distended
- Making it easier to move around and work out
- Enhance posture
*Can be used before and after pregnancy. May provide support for postpartum healing.
3. Postpartum Recovery Garments
Postpartum recovery garments are similar to belly bands, only they cover more area by going from the pelvis all the way up the chest to specifically support areas impacted by childbirth. Both vaginal deliveries and C-sections do a number on the body as it stretches to deliver new life.
As a result, the abdominal muscles split and ligaments and muscles can tare, leaving moms sore and exhausted when all they want to do is care for their newborn. By using targeting panels to target recuperating areas after birth, postpartum garments can help support the glutes, hips, pelvis, back, and core to support recovery.
Many options are designed with a zipper so those who had C-sections can comfortably put their garment on for a faster recovery. Relief for sore muscles, pain, and bleeding can help moms get back on their feet faster.
Postpartum Recovery Garments Are Recommended For:
- Relieving pain and swelling
- Reducing fluid retention and bloating
- Helping with C-section and vaginal birth recovering
- Assisting moms with getting back on their feet faster
- Assisting the uterus and other organs return to their normal size and location
Helping Pregnant Mothers Relieve Pain
A prescription for the right Maternity Compression garment is a quick and effective way to keep you on your feet, relieve pain and promote faster healing. Once you receive your compression items through insurance, you’ll be equipped to keep up with your daily routine and better focused on caring for your new baby.
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