SIGVARIS, The Global Leader in Compression Socks and DVT Prevention Advocate, Announces a New Product Designed to Keep Legs Healthy During Pregnancy

Top Quote SIGVARIS launches a new product, Cotton Maternity Socks, and provides consumers with an informational website designed to educate women about how to keep their legs healthy during pregnancy. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) November 20, 2010 - PEACHTREE CITY, GA - Did you know that pregnancy plays a role in the development of varicose veins? In fact, 30 percent of women pregnant for the first time and 55 percent of women who have had two or more full-term pregnancies develop varicose veins, according to a report by Swiss Medical Weekly.

    SIGVARIS, the global leader in medical compression therapy, is pleased to announce the launch of Cotton Maternity Socks, graduated compression socks designed to help relieve tired, achy legs during pregnancy as well as help decrease the chance of developing spider and varicose veins.

    For many women, varicose veins often appear for the first time during pregnancy as a direct result of an increase in blood volume, an increase in pressure from the fetal head and a rise in hormone levels. Women who take time to "baby their legs" during pregnancy by wearing maternity compression socks will help reduce their chances of developing vein disease.

    Along with the launch of this new product, SIGVARIS created, an educational resource for expecting mothers to educate themselves about keeping their legs healthy during pregnancy and beyond.

    "I meet many women around the country every year that have never heard of compression therapy and are unaware of the steps they should take to keep their legs healthy during pregnancy," says Judith Brannan, SIGVARIS Medical Affairs & Education Manager. "I believe is going to be a valuable resource for women to learn about leg health during pregnancy as well as educate other moms-to-be."

    About SIGVARIS
    SIGVARIS® North America is part of an internationally active medical device group headquartered in Winterthur, Switzerland that focuses on the development, production and distribution of medical compression garments, including hosiery and socks. With distribution in more than 50 countries on six continents, SIGVARIS is recognized as a global industry leader in the area of compression therapy for the management of venous disorders. Our US manufacturing plant is located in Peachtree City, GA. For more information, please visit SIGVARIS, LIFE FOR LEGS and the leg icon are registered trademarks of Ganzoni & Cie AG, St.Gallen/Switzerland and in many countries worldwide.

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