Pregnancy is an extremely exciting time, however is often accompanied by some less desirable developments, such as heavy swollen ankles and calves, carpel tunnel, weakened core and back pain.
Fortunately, prevention and treatment are extremely simple, safe and natural, with compression socks, stockings and back supports from Bauerfeind.
What causes the swelling and body pains?
During pregnancy, anywhere between 20-50% more blood circulates through your body, causing greater work for the veins. On top of this, the womb is constantly producing the hormone progesterone, creating more elasticity in the veins. More elastic veins can prevent them from closing properly, which can result in greater levels of blood accumulating in the veins, thus producing a swelling effect (mostly in the feet, ankles, calves, and wrists).
Furthermore, the growing belly increases the pressure on pelvic veins, impairing the return of blood to the heart (which can result in the formation of varicose veins). This growing belly also brings with it a number of body aches and pains, particularly experienced in the back.
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