Congratulations on your new baby! As a new mom, your body just went through a lot of changes during pregnancy and delivery, including a lot of fluid buildup. One of the things you may be experiencing now with the excess fluid and gravity is swelling in your legs and feet, which can be uncomfortable and in more severe cases medically concerning.
But don't worry, there's a solution: compression tights! Here are the top 5 reasons why you should consider wearing them after birth:
Promote healthy circulation of blood
Compression tights are designed to promote healthy blood circulation, which can reduce swelling and discomfort in your legs after birth. Only graduated compression leggings can help improve circulation.
Helps reduce fluid build up
During the early postpartum period, you may spend a lot of time sitting to feed your baby and resting, which can contribute to excess fluid dropping to your legs. Graduated compression tights can help encourage blood flow and fluid to continue moving throughout the body, even if you sit or stand for more than 4 hours a day.
Reduce development of varicose veins
Supporting your veins after birth can reduce the development of varicose veins, which can cause itching, burning, or pain.
Reduce risk of blood clots: Your risk of developing a blood clot is 3-5x higher in the first 6 weeks after birth. Compression tights can help reduce this risk by supporting healthy blood flow and circulation.
Support for abdominal separation
Abdominal separation is a normal part of pregnancy, but it can be a problem if the muscles don't come back together after birth. Wearing compression tights with targeted compression can help support your abdominal muscles to move back into place.
How to find an effective pair of compression leggings
You're looking for compression leggings that feel like a second-skin and is so comfortable you could wear it all day long. For effective circulation of blood and fluids, you'll want to look for a pair with graduated compression, which moves fluids towards the heart.
2XU postnatal compression leggings are a great option to consider! They're designed to provide the support your body needs during the postpartum period, with targeted compression for your abdominal muscles and a high waist to avoid discomfort to your caesarean wound. We love that they are scientifically engineered to be the world's lightest, yet most powerful, most flexible compression tights - they're so worth the investment for this very important phase of parenthood!
Remember, it's important to wear quality graduated compression tights such as those from 2XU, do some gentle exercise each day, drink lots of water, and eat a well-balanced nutritious diet to reduce your swelling and risk of developing a blood clot in the postpartum period. By taking care of yourself, you can focus on healing and caring for your new baby with confidence.
P.S. you don't have to be a sporty mama to enjoy the benefits of compression leggings! They're great for travel and chilling with your little one too!