|i got compression socks. (Photo credit: Corinna A. Carlson)|
It was fantastic exercise but I started getting some weird leg pain at 5 months. My midwife recommended that I start wearing "Compression Socks" (the kind that Nurses and Elderly people often wear) every day. They were amazing. I had no swelling in my feet until I was 39 weeks pregnant. I have the same shoe size as I did before I was pregnant.
I kept wearing them every day even after I left the job. Luckily, I had a pair of my Grand-father's, so we didn't have to plop down $50 on a good pair. I washed them every night, after I got home...so they were dry and ready to wear the next morning. (Note: Those pink socks WERE NOT my Grandfather's, although I'm sure he could of rocked them).
Are they sexy? No. Are they cheap? No. But, if you are either on your feet all day or are sitting down all day, "wearing Compression Socks while you are pregnant" is totally worth it. Definitely get a pair.
I'm not nearly on my feet as much this pregnancy, but I just noticed some minor swelling at night once or twice. Time to bust out my special socks! I've wore size 8 1/2 shoes since I was 13. The vain part of me would like to stay that way!