Can You Fly While Pregnant?
- By Dr. Jessica Madden
- Jan 5, 2023
Tricare covers a breast pump and breast pump supplies at no cost to you and your family. Additionally, most Tricare plans cover compression socks, pregnancy bands, and postpartum recovery garments. Learn how to get your motherhood essentials through Tricare today!
A c-section can be an amazing, essential, and even life-saving delivery option, and in many cases, they improve the safety and wellbeing of women and babies. With the right tools in your recovery kit, you can protect your incision site wound, encourage healing, and minimize your scar tissue with a simple bandage system as you navigate life with a newborn.
Swelling during pregnancy and postpartum is common, but compression socks can help keep the discomfort of leg swelling at bay.
Pregnancy is hard on the body. In just a few short months, pregnant women experience weight gain, loose ligaments, and a shifting center of gravity. Our bodies shift around to accommodate, and we often notice changes in how we stand, walk, and move around throughout the day. This can lead to back pain, pelvic pain, and wild changes in balance for pregnant women. Fortunately, support is out there!
During pregnancy, a woman’s body can produce up to 50% more blood volume and body fluids to accommodate the needs of growing a baby! With ALL this extra fluid usually comes a bit of SWELLING (for many)...and with swelling, comes discomfort.