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Wearing maternity compression socks during pregnancy can offer numerous benefits for pregnancy and expectant mothers.


TheRY specialised compression socks are designed to address the unique challenges pregnant women face. Here's why wearing our compression socks during pregnancy is highly recommended:

  • Improved Circulation: Maternity compression socks provide gentle pressure on the legs, promoting better blood circulation. This is particularly important during pregnancy when a woman's blood volume increases by up to 50%!  The heart is working 30% harder to pump the extra blood around  the body and to the baby, and blood circulation may not be optimal. TheRY graduated compression socks have class 1 medical grade pressure rating of 15-20mmHg. Graduated compression helps improve blood circulation to help prevent blood from pooling in the legs, reducing swelling and discomfort associated with poor circulation during pregnancy, and even those dreaded cankles!

  • Prevention of Varicose Veins: Compression socks during pregnancy, like The rescuer maternity compression socks, offer essential support to the veins, helping to prevent the development or worsening of varicose veins. The gentle compression provided by TheRY compression socks supports vein function, reducing the risk of enlarged and painful varicose veins. If you suffer from swollen feet, you are more likely to develop varicose veins. Also those in their 2nd and subsequent pregnancies are at greater risk of varicose veins.

  • Alleviation of Leg Discomfort: Many pregnant women experience leg discomfort, such as swelling and achiness, especially in the later stages of pregnancy. Compression socks, particularly maternity compression socks like TheRY Comforter Maternity Compression Sock, provide targeted support to the legs, relieving pressure and discomfort associated with carrying extra weight. The hospital-grade compression rating of 15-20mmHg ensures optimal comfort and relief.

  • Reduced Risk of Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT): Pregnancy increases the risk of developing blood clots, particularly deep vein thrombosis (DVT), which can be life-threatening if left untreated. Wearing compression socks helps minimise this risk by promoting healthy blood flow and preventing blood clot formation in the legs.


  • Medical grade compression  -  Not all socks are the same and not all COMPRESSION SOCKS are equal. Beware of imposters. Check the mmHg rating and if the socks have been properly made to medical standards. A graduated compression sock is not just a tight sock. TheRY socks have been made to class 1 medical grade 15-20mmHg and are listed with the Australian Therapeutic Goods Association. 
  • Sizing  - the correct amount of compression has nothing to do with your shoe size. Make sure you are checking the size guides. TheRY compression socks are measured by calf size. Be careful of compression socks that only offer one or two sizes to cover all leg sizes or that go by shoe size for long compression socks.
  • Comfort and quality - Compression socks can be hard to put on. TheRY socks have been engineered with stretch in key areas to make the socks easier to put on. We have also invested in premium yarns for comfort and durability. Our socks are made on specialist machines for medical compression socks. Socks can be made cheaply on cheaper machines and poorer quality yarns. Beware of these as may stretch out of shape and have no compression benefits.
  • Style compression socks don't need to look like an old man's office sock or a sports sock for marathon runners. They can be modern without being to childish or novelty. Our socks have sold out many times and most people love how stylish they are.  With the same rating as hospital red stockings, our recent survey found 97% of respondents would rather wear our socks than the free ugly white hospital socks.


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