There's an old saying that goes: "If you're preggers, put compression socks on your leggers." I know. No one has ever said that in the history of the world. But it's fantastic advice. Read on and find out why you should wear compression socks when pregnant!
We can literally look to billions of experiences that all tell us the same thing: being pregnant is hard. It's wonderful and there is a ton of joy in the process, but it is difficult.
Let's put the top 7,194 answers on the board for why pregnancy is hard. Pain. Soreness. Fatigue. Morning sickness. Stress. High blood pressure. Difficulty sleeping. You get the picture.
Pregnant women will find books, podcasts, and all types of products to learn about their pregnancy and try to make it easier. One of those products is compression socks, and they have a wide variety of benefits.
When women are pregnant their blood volume goes up while circulation usually declines. Heart rates of both mom and baby can go up. Blood will pool in the feet and ankles and cause swelling, a common complaint among pregnant women.
So now there is more blood in the body and some of it is pooling at the very bottom of your body. This makes the heart's job harder. It has more blood to move and the circulatory system isn't helping as much as it should. It has to increase its speed to move the stagnant blood through the body.
This is the top reason to wear compression socks when pregnant: they help the heart by moving the blood from the bottom of your feet back to the heart and throughout the body. This enables heart rates in both mother and baby to keep stable. It also reduces swelling and alleviates pain in the feet and legs.
We think that's a pretty compelling case. But if you're still not convinced you should wear compression socks when pregnant, here's a whole list of reasons why you should wear compression socks while pregnant.
Our friend Unakem wore Nabee Socks throughout her pregnancy, and she already was wearing them to work. Here's what she said about wearing compression socks when pregnant.
"I literally wear them around the house, when I go for my walks (as I await baby boy’s arrival!), and to work! If you’ve been thinking about trying compression socks or on the fence deciding whether or not you really need them…. DO IT! I promise you won’t regret it!"