I'm heading into my 32nd week of pregnancy already. It's pretty crazy if you ask me, especially since it seems like we JUST found out about this little miss! With pregnancy comes joy and happiness, but we can't forget the swelling, back pain and fatigue! Since I sit for 8+ hours a day at the computer, it's especially the swelling that gets to me. I have to keep at least one foot on the pedal all the time and I seem to get a zone where I forget that I'm pregnant and at the end of my shift I remember quickly that my feet and ankles tend to swell when I don't get up and move enough. ;) When I was pregnant with Tiny Man, the doctor wanted to prescribe me some compression stockings, but I balked at that idea! All I could picture in my head was a little old lady walking around the grocery store wearing those hideous things! (Nothing against old ladies, the grocery store, or the necessity of the stockings, but they're just plain ugly.)
When I got the chance to review Preggers by THERAFIRM, I jumped at the chance! I realize that the compression really does help with swelling, and the fact that these were pretty darn cute and not truly frightening like the stockings of yesterday, I decided it was well worth it!
I tried a pair of black maternity trouser socks, and what do you know! They work! I put them on at the start of my shift and found them to actually be comfortable (I wasn't sure what to expect) and forgot that I was wearing them. When I took them off to go to bed, my legs weren't throbbing and sore, they felt normal! I wore them again on a shopping expedition and didn't have nearly the pain or leg fatigue that I normally would. I REALLY wish I'd found these last year, but I'm grateful to have had the chance to try them this time around. They have several other style (and color!) options available, if trouser socks aren't your thing.
Preggers by Therafirm™ is a unique line of maternity support hose and compression products developed by future moms for future moms. We invited moms-to-be to try our products and provide opinions on styles, colors, and fit. Our “Preggers Mommas” team were an integral part of our product and brand development to ensure a full line of healthy products that will benefit you during and post-preggers.
What is unique about Preggers by Therafirm™ compression products?
Finally, maternity compression products where you, expecting moms, are being heard. No more stigma of the old, “yucky” compression that is available in only a few styles, off-trend colors, is uncomfortable, hard to get on, and expensive. We believe you can wear compression and get the benefits it provides and still be fashionable. We want to you to feel AND look great!
You can purchase Preggers directly through their website, the prices range from $14.95 to $28.95.
Giveaway is now closed, thank you for entering!
Prize: Thanks to the great folks at Preggers, one lucky winner will receive 2 products from the Preggers line. Winner chooses size, color and style!
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This giveaway will run from today, October 27,2010 until Wednesday, November 10, 2010.
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