Maternity compression garments are specifically designed to provide relief of certain symptoms during pregnancy and the postpartum phase of motherhood. The most common types of maternity compression are compression socks, belly bands, and postpartum garments. We all know that carrying around an extra small human for nine months can take a toll on your body, so why not take advantage of benefits that will help with that.
Compression socks are best put on in the morning before swelling starts. They help reduce the risk of varicose veins by gradually increasing pressure to promote blood flow and restrict swelling.
Postpartum garments can be used as part of a treatment for diastasis recti. They support the abdomen with targeted support panels and are recommended for use after birth to four months postpartum. Another great benefit of postpartum garments is that they help reduce edema and aid in healing after a c-section.
Belly bands are one of the most popular forms of support during pregnancy. They redistribute the baby weight from your hips, abs, and lower back to your core. This helps to alleviate back and hip pain during pregnancy. Belly bands can be worn as early as three months into pregnancy.