If you are pregnant, you may have heard of a product called maternity support tights. You may have heard other women, who have used them raving about how these stockings had helped them through their pregnancy. If you are wondering exactly how you can benefit from this type of leg wear, it is really quite simple.
When you become pregnant, your body is put under a great amount of stress. Between carrying around a lot of extra weight and having to provide nutrients for two people as opposed to just yourself, it can become quite draining. You find yourself feeling tired and sluggish. You notice that as time goes by you are much more easily winded than you were before. In your mind this is just from becoming a bit heavier but that may not be the only reason.
Many pregnant women have poor blood circulation. Basically, what happens is that your heart is pumping blood to a few more places than it had to before. This means the body must create new veins and the heart has to pump even harder to keep your muscles and organs full of fresh oxygen.
This makes gravity a big problem for expecting mothers. Gravity is constantly pulling down on us. It pulls down and your body and that even includes your blood. No, this doesn’t mean that all the blood in your body is instantly pulled down to your feet but it can mean that it is easy for blood to flow to the feet and legs and not so easy for it to get pumped back to the heart. This can lead to problems like blood pooling, leg and foot cramping and lethargy from lack of proper circulation.
Maternity support tights can help with this problem by compressing the outer part of your legs, lower torso and feet, making it harder for blood to flow down, while still allowing for optimal flow form the lower half of your body to your heart. This helps the heart keep blood moving and freshly oxygenated and may help with your energy levels. So if you are pregnant and feeling a bit sluggish, look in to these stockings and see if they are right for you.