Maintaining a healthy circulatory system is so important – it helps to keep you active, strong and comfortable. Symptoms of poor circulation can include anything from tingly limbs and discomfort to the development of blood clots or deep vein thrombosis, which can be life threatening. Men and women of all ages should be proactive about their circulatory health (for a few tips on getting started, go here), but if you’re pregnant, you will definitely want to read on! During pregnancy, a woman’s body is working in overdrive to protect and nourish not one, but two – this takes a serious toll on the circulatory system. In some cases, pregnancy can cause swelling, discomfort, blood clots, edema and more.
There are lots ways, however, that you can prevent these possible complications and improve circulation during all stages of pregnancy! Here are five easy things you can do to make a big difference in your circulatory health for you and your little one:
If you have had a child or are currently pregnant, what are some tips that you have for improving circulation?
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We have a different sizing chart depending on the type of compression garment. Please consider your foot and calf circumference when choosing your size.
If you're in between sizes, ask yourself a few questions:
What is my body type? Will I be more comfortable in a size up or down? Take your body type into consideration when choosing a size especially if you're in between sizes.
Machine wash after each wear, delicate and cold.
Air dry is preferred to maintain the elasticity and quality of fabrics.
Compression garments are made in a variety of support levels, each of which is designed to address different needs. These levels are most commonly expressed in millimeters of mercury (abbreviated as mmHg). Generally, graduated compression is displayed in ranges. The higher the numerical value, the stronger the support level indicated. For example, a 20-30 mmHg garment will offer more support and feel tighter than a 15-20 mmHg garment.
All of VIM & VIGR’s products are offered in 15-20 mmHg compression level and select styles are available in 20-30 mmHg.
Slip your arm into the sock until your fingers reach the toes. Your palm should be resting in the sock's heel.
Starting at the cuff, fold the sock over until it meets the heel. Make sure to fold the sock onto itself.
With the sock still inverted, pull the foot of the sock firmly onto your foot. Make sure your toes are securely in the toe pocket. Starting with the cuff, gradually roll the sock up.
Adjust so that your heel is properly positioned in the heel pocket and the cuff sits below the knee. Make sure the cuff is not pulled up too high.