During pregnancy, anywhere between 20-50% more blood circulates through your body, causing greater work for the veins. On top of this, the womb is constantly producing the hormone progesterone, creating more elasticity in the veins. More elastic veins can prevent them from closing properly, which can result in greater levels of blood accumulating in the veins, thus producing a swelling effect (mostly in the feet, ankles, calves, and wrists).
Furthermore, the growing belly increases the pressure on pelvic veins, impairing the return of blood to the heart (which can result in the formation of varicose veins). This growing belly also brings with it a number of body aches and pains, particularly experienced in the back.
Why is compression perfect for you?
Whether it be during or post pregnancy, cesarean, or natural birth, Bauerfeind’s compression tights encourage the flow of blood around the body, preventing it from stagnating in the one area (which can cause swelling, pain, and other health complications), through the application of graduated pressure against your muscles.
For both caesarean and natural birth, by increasing circulation to the area under the compression, the damaged tissue experiences a greater immune response by receiving more blood, nutrients, and oxygen, thus speeding up the healing time, and faster removal of the enzymes that cause inflammation, fluid retention and soreness.
Medical compression tights will improve circulation to help prevent or reduce these problems. Furthermore, our back supports deliver cross compression and support to both your abdominal and pelvic muscles, which helps provide the core support missing, to relieve the stress from your back.
What is recommended?
Bauerfeind’s LumboTrain Lady™ back braces and supports stabilise and massage the muscles of the lower back, while treating pain and tension with a comfortable breathable knit fabric.
Bauerfeind’s SacroLoc™ braces and supports stabilise and relieve pressure where the pelvis and sacroiliac connect, plus supports the lower back by holding in the abdominal wall – which can promote the healing of the core muscles.
VenoTrain™ micro-compression stockings stimulate circulation and relieve unwanted stress on your veins, particularly in your ankles and calves.
Any one of the products from the Malleo™ range, which applies compression to the ankle area, reducing swelling and encourages you to feel great on your feet!
If you live in Sydney, pop into Bauerfeind in Sydney CBD and undertake your 3D body imaging to ensure their compression wear and braces are fitted exactly to your measurements. The team can confidently say that Bauerfeind supports and braces will provide you with comfortable, dependable protection and pain relief during and after your pregnancy.
Where: Shop 2a, Ground Floor/219-227 Elizabeth St, Sydney, 2000