How Tight Should Maternity Compression Hose Be?
Maternity compression hose will feel a little tight if you have never worn compression before. Compression can feel tight at first because compression hosiery does squeeze the leg in order to help improve circulation, reduce and prevent swelling, and energize tired, achy legs. After wearing your maternity compression product for a little bit, the tightness should no longer be noticeable.
However, maternity compression stockings should not be so tight that they are uncomfortable and/or are digging into your legs or belly. Normally, compression is only too tight when the wrong size is being worn. Fit is very important for maternity compression products and it is recommended you carefully look at the size chart for each maternity compression garment you are considering purchasing.
If pain, discomfort, or areas of binding occur, the stockings should be removed immediately. Always consult with your physician before wearing gradient compression garments.
- Is the top part of the tights and and pantyhose tight?
- How high should the knee highs and trouser socks be on my leg?
- How do I know what size to order?
- The size chart on the pantyhose and tights is by height and weight? Is it pre-pregnancy weight or current weight?
- Where does the compression stop of the pantyhose and tights? Does it go all the way up to the belly?
- Where should the band on the Preggers footless tights hit on my leg?
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- Do your Preggers products fit tall women?
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