I was wondering if anyone has used compression stockings during their pregnancy. I have some large veins in may right leg and upper inner thigh. my midwife suggested compression stockings. I am just 18 weeks pregnant. I went and got fitted for full hose and wore them for 2 full days. when I went to take them off the 2nd day I kinda formed a turniqet and thought my veins were going to explode. by the end of the day they become super unbearable behind the knees and around ankle. My legs aren't that bad and don't hurt...the midwife say's yet...that they will continue to grow worse as the pregnancy progresses and that I can stop them from getting worse by wearing the stockings now. I need more research...what negatives come from these stockings? I could get used to them if necessary or just deal...just seems wrong to constrict my body. Any thoughts?
peace and thanks....Agfossil