I had two vastly different pregnancies with my daughter and son, and they had both easy things and difficult things about them. To be honest, I don’t know why this third pregnancy has been on the easier side. I’m older now, and during my first pregnancy, I was able to rest all of the time. With my second pregnancy, I did have a two-year-old to chase, and we moved into a new home in the first trimester. Now with my third pregnancy, I have two kids – home indefinitely – three dogs, one cat, and two jobs. What a time! That said, I love to share the products and experiences that make this time better, and I’m thankful for my JOBST® Maternity products.
Why I’m Loving JOBST Maternity Compression and Support Products:
Why JOBST Maternity?
Oh, so many reasons, and we’ll discuss them all! These compression garments can help to improve your wellbeing during pregnancy, and honestly, who doesn’t need more of that? For me, it’s about enjoying the important things in life – like this precious time. JOBST Maternity compression garments are specially designed for pregnant women, to increase blood circulation and reduce swelling in their legs without compromising individual style. I agree about that one! I’m loving my JOBST Maternity Opaque Compression Stockings with my dress:
JOBST Maternity products provide options for all stages of pregnancy, with their JOBST Maternity Belly Band, JOBST Maternity Postnatal Tube, and JOBST Maternity Support Belt.
JOBST Maternity Opaque Compression Stockings:
During pregnancy, in addition to welcomed changes, your body goes through hormonal changes that can have a number of effects, such as blood pressure and volume increases. Your blood vessels become more permeable and the major draining veins become more constricted. And although these increases in blood pressure and volume help nurture your growing baby, they result in symptoms such as, aching legs, swollen ankles, and varicose veins. While it’s normal, that doesn’t mean it’s not difficult. It can be painful and can affect your daily routine.
That’s why I love these compression stockings! Medical compression leg wear helps reduce swelling by increasing the pressure in the tissue under the skin, which provides support to your veins. It helps prevent them from becoming distended with blood, and can relieve vertigo and nausea. I learned that compression stockings work by applying a precisely defined pressure on your leg, and this “gradient pressure” is strongest at the ankle. It decreases in an upwards direction along the leg, which helps to improve circulation. Plus, they come in PURPLE! LOVE.
JOBST Maternity Support Belt:
This is another product I love! As your baby develops and you gain weight, you may notice a strain on your belly and back. Hormonal changes affect joints and tendons, and the increased mechanical strain on ligaments, muscles, and skeleton are a common cause for lower back pain during pregnancy. I found out that between 45 and 75% of pregnant women experience lower back pain at some stage of pregnancy, or for all of it. Due to those statistics, JOBST offers a product line that follows the holistic approach. Their products assist pregnant women in having a lighter feeling – in their legs, but also in the belly and the back! It comes in rose, black, or white, and is meant to be worn discreetly under clothing. We love the support belt!
You can also wear it over your clothes! I was so impressed with how I feel in this support belt, that it’s astonishing that I haven’t had one before this pregnancy. It helps relieve my pregnancy-related back pain, which I get from constant standing, the way I sit at my makeshift office, and even the way I chase the kids and dogs around! It’s perfect for third trimester. And I love that it supports my belly and provides posture support. It’s continuously adjustable, which is important as you grow, and was designed with pregnant women in mind so it has an optimized fit!