During pregnancy, many hormonal changes occur in a woman’s body. These hormonal changes can have profound effects on the veins, particularly as they cause the volume of blood to increase to nurture the developing baby. Greater amounts of blood can stretch the vein and damage the vein valves. This can cause a number of venous and circulatory problems.
- Swollen ankles
- Tired aching legs
- Spider veins
- Varicose veins
As the baby grows, the enlarged uterus applies direct pressure on the pelvic veins which returns blood flow to the heart. Thispressure can cause back flow and valve damage which resultsin swelling, leg discomfort, severe varicose veins, and blood clots. Gradient compression reduces swelling and helps keep blood from pooling in the veins of your legs. It does this by delivering the most compression (or squeeze) at the ankle while gently decreasing the compression up the leg. This action helps your veins move the blood efficiently back to your heart. In so doing, you will find relief from ankle swelling and leg discomfort (tired, aching legs).
Relieves these symptoms:
- Bachache, Pelvic Pressure and Heaviness
- Belly Weakness and Pain, Hernias
- Achy, Swollen Veins
- Hip Pain, Frequent Urination, Edema
- Pre-term Contractions
BabyHugger’s® central lift takes weight off the back, bladder, veins and ligaments. It lifts both from the top and from each side to provide even support. BabyHugger® is adjustable and will fit women up to throughout their pregnancy.
BabyHugger® size is determined by your pre-pregnant pant size.
Back Brace and Back Stabilization
BetterBinder® supports back muscles. It stabilizes excessive joint motion inthe pelvis, spine or ribs and REDUCES PAIN. BetterBinder® is so comfortable thatpatients can sit and even eat while wearing BetterBinder®. It can be worn all day and at night.
Post-op Belly Support
BetterBinder® brings welcome comfort and security.Itcontours around every body shape smoothly and comfortably. Preferred tension is easily achieved. Unlike one piece, stiff, non-conforming binders. BetterBinder® fastens all the way – top to bottom.
Pregnancy & Post-partum Support
BetterBinder® is reminiscent of the famous SKULTEDUS BINDER – used years ago and still missedbyOB nurses and doctors. BetterBinder® supports and stabilizes abdominal muscles after deliveryand helps new moms get out of bed more easily. DURING PREGNANCY, BetterBinder® can support the belly and back, adapting well to mom’s changing shape.
JOBST® UltraSheer® Maternity
Jobst UltraSheer Maternity Support Wear can provide the support needed during pregnancy to help prevent swollen ankles, tired, achy legs and spider veins. This particular hosiery is exceptionally durable, yet sheer and comfortable. UltraSheer Maternity features a floral lace brief and a comfortable tummy panel that provides support and relieve during pregnancy.
JOBST® UltraSheer Maternity are:
- Easy to wear
- Seamless circular knitted for a soft, silky look and comfortable feel
- Reciprocated heel and toe for better fit and durability
- Nylon and spandex yarns combined with a silicone blend softener for easier donning and comfort
- Maternity styles provide a little “extra” for the mother-to-be
- NEW JOBST Advanced Comfort® gives stockings a light and cool feel year round
- Available in Natural and Classic Black colors
- Available in Small, Medium, Large and X-Large sizes
- Available in compressions of 15-20 mmHg and 20-30 mmHg*
*The mean compression for an average ankle size.
Lil’Lift® is perfect for the woman who wants smart support but doesn’t want all the lift a BabyHugger® provides. (Lil’Lift® provides about a third of BabyHugger’s® lift.) Some women wear a Lil’Lift® early and a BabyHugger® later as their belly gets bigger and heavier.
Our unique latex-free elastic has lots of lifting power AND very soft edges for pure comfort. Lil’Lift’s® simplicity is refreshing with only one simple fastening. There are no other straps, hooks, buckles or adjustments. Put it around your belly, fasten it and you’re done.
Lil’ Lift’s® 3 inch width is perfect to lift your belly – it won’t dig into your groin or fold over as wider belts tend to do. Lil’Lift® will stay flat and comfortable – exactly where you put it!
After delivery Lil’Lift® will help support and reshape your recovering tummy.