Among the list of physical changes that women experience during pregnancy, The Department of Health Pregnancy Book (2009) identifies common minor problems that are troublesome for a large number of expectant mothers including: swollen legs and feet (oedemas), back and pelvic pain, and varicose veins. These problems are largely due to the extra fluid retention and the higher production and flow of blood during pregnancy to support the developing uterus (womenshealth.gov).
To mitigate these circulation problems, the Department of Health provides some simple tips, including: “Try support tights, which may also help to support the muscles of your legs” (Pregnancy Book 2009). MACOM Medical offers specially designed pregnancy support body garments which offer complete circulation support to the legs, feet, and reinforcement below the bulge for lift and support. MACOM pregnancy support garments include a soft and expandable tummy which avoids pressure on the bump itself; these can be worn throughout pregnancy to stimulate blood circulation, facilitate lymphatic drainage, and avoid oedemas and varicosis.
Pregnancy-associated back pain can result from the softening of ligaments, as they stretch and soften to prepare the body for labour and put a strain on the joints of the lower back and pelvis (The Pregnancy Book 2009). The MACOM pregnancy band provides targeted support to the bulge which encourages good posture and helps to reduce back and pelvic pain. The bump band fits discreetly underneath clothing and can be adjusted with the velcro fastening to fit in the most effective position beneath the bulge.
View the entire range of MACOM Medical Pregnancy Support as well as Postnatal Slimming products at www.macom-medical.com or visit MACOM at The Baby Show, Earl’s Court London, from October 22-24 at stand B71.