Being pregnant, and recovering from baby, has a lot of challenges. You crave strange foods, your belly expands, and your core takes on a lot of extra weight. But luckily, help is available with Maternity Compression garments! And the best part, they may be covered by insurance.

What Is Maternity Compression?

Maternity Compression garments like can be lifesavers, providing support and relief for expectant and new Mamas. The maternity compression you need will depend on where you are at in your pregnancy journey - Maternity Support Bands (Belly Bands) and Compression Socks can be worn from three months to nine months during pregnancy. Postpartum Recovery Garments are recommended 1 week through four months postpartum.

By being made of soft, yet supportive fabric maternity compression garments are comfortable and provide strength where they need to in order to allow mothers to maintain their active lifestyles. Maternity Compression garments available through Aeroflow Breastpumps are designed by medical experts to provide real health benefits, and a prescription from your doctor will be required for them to be covered by your insurance, but don’t worry about that, Mama! We make the process simple and easy.

Types Of Maternity Compression Garments

There are a variety of items to provide maternity support based on your individual needs and whether you are pregnant or postpartum.

1. Maternity Support Bands

Maternity Support Bands are designed to take the pressure off your core to reduce stress as your pregnant belly grows. They are made of soft breathable fabric that wraps around your waist and are often adjustable with velcro straps for the perfect fit.

The extra weight of your baby is supported by your back, abs, hips, and pelvis. Over time it’s common to develop lower back pain. Then as your hip loosen and your pelvis expands more pressure is placed pelvic on your pelvic ligaments and joints which may cause sacroiliac (SI) joint pain or round ligament pain.

Woman wearing maternity support band.

 Also called belly band or maternity belt, Maternity Support Bands can provide relief by gently cradling your womb to disperse the weight of your baby across your abdomen and back to relieve pain and increase stability. The gentle compression helps to make daily activities along with prenatal exercises by giving your muscles and spine extra support they need. Your maternity support band may also help correct your posture by preventing your lower back from becoming extended as your core muscles take on the extra weight of your baby.

Maternity Support Band Benefits Include:

  • Designed to shift baby weight off the abdomen, hips and lower back to support the body's core.
  • Can help reduce sciatica.
  • Helps relieve the pressure that causes pregnancy-related pain or discomfort.

 

2. Maternity Compression Socks

Maternity compression socks or stockings are specialized hosiery made of soft elastic materials that gently squeeze your leg to help your blood vessels function, helping to reduce swelling, and relieve aches and pain.

white maternity compression socks

Support stockings work by providing pressure to your veins to promote blood flow and improve circulation. Most of the pressure is applied around your ankles and gradually decreases up the leg. Expecting mothers often find that compression socks provide pain relief and comfort when they have to be on their feet for extended periods of time and helps make working out easier.

And don’t be worried if they feel tight, they are designed that way. When selecting your socks, it is critical that you fully read the sizing chart to choose the right size.

Maternity Compression Sock Benefits Include:

  • Designed to expand with you during pregnancy.
  • Helps prevent swelling and discomfort in your legs and promote blood circulation.
  • Helps prevent and minimize the risk of varicose veins.

 

3. Postpartum Recovery Garments

Postpartum recovery garments are designed to better suit the needs of recuperating moms, usually worn between one week and four months postpartum. There are two options for moms depending on if they had a natural delivery or c-section, with targeted support panels to provide the correct support for faster healing.

Woman wearing postpartum recovery garments

By providing stabilization and gentle compression to your glutes, pelvis, hips, stomach, and back, these specially designed garments can alleviate pain, reduce swelling, reduce postpartum bleeding, and more, helping you to more quickly recover and get back to a more normal routine.

Postpartum Recovery Garment Benefits Include:

  • Assists With Postpartum Recovery.
  • Relieves Swelling and Soreness.
  • Reduces C-Section Scar Pain.
  • Improves Mobility.
  • Helps Your Body Return to Normal.

 

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