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Why are the Pregnancy Wellness Pack products/equipment necessary?
Synergy’s Pregnancy Wellness Pack was developed to assist expecting mothers with a selection of FDA approved preventative care products and devices intended to relieve common aches and pains throughout the course of an entire pregnancy including the postpartum recovery period.
The Synergy Pregnancy Wellness Pack is extremely effective in helping to ease the uncomfortable symptoms of pregnancy, including back pain, abdominal pain, inflammation and swelling, while reducing the likelihood of serious blood clotting complications such as deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolisms (PEs).
While our products effectively address and help alleviate the standard uncomfortable symptoms of pregnancy, to promote a greater feeling of wellness, the most important component of this Wellness Pack is the compression device/products. These products serve to mitigate the development of venous blood clots (VTE) in the lower extremities that may result in more serious complications requiring a hospital admission. Recent studies indicate that pregnant women are at significant risk of this blood clotting complication. This research has guided Synergy in its development of this evidenced-based program to promote proper blood circulation in the lower extremities to avoid stasis of the blood and related inflammation and swelling.
Prior to using any devices or products during your pregnancy it is always recommended that you first consult with your OBGYN or Primary Care provider.
- Office of the Surgeon General (US); National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (US). The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Prevent Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism. Rockville (MD): Office of the Surgeon General (US); 2008. SECTION I: Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism as Major Public Health Problems. Available from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK44181/
The MomWell Pregnancy Wellness Support Pack consists of the following items:
Intermittent Pneumatic Compression Device (IPCD)
Pregnancy Belly and Back Support Band
Pregnancy Back Brace
3-in-1 Postpartum Compression Garment
Common Pregnancy Pains
Experiencing some level of pain and discomfort during pregnancy is expected. A mother’s physical state goes through several changes both during her pregnancy as well as during her recovery. Back pain, swelling, circulation issues can all contribute to daily discomfort.
Abdominal & Low Back Pain
As your baby grows, your musculoskeletal, circulatory, and reproductive systems are changing and experiencing stress due to the added weight you are now carrying. Common aches and pains can range from abdominal pain, leg pain, ligament pain, back pain and even pelvic pain. False contraction is also common during pregnancy. What is clear is that your abdominal area is growing, putting tremendous strain on your back. It is for this reason that some type of back support is highly recommended to alleviate this tension.
Inflammation & Edema
Most of the inflammation and edema that occur during pregnancy is in the lower extremities (legs and feet). Maintaining proper circulation is critical and can also be a preventative measure to guard against potential serious health related issues such as DVT and PE’s. The use of compression garments to assist with proper circulation during pregnancy will help reduce inflammation and edema.
VTE & PE RISK
DVT, PE’s, and other blood clotting issues increase dramatically during pregnancy. The CDC and the National Blood Clot Alliance have reported a 3 to 5 times increase of developing a blood clot during pregnancy and this number can spike up to 20 times more likely to occur for the first 90 days post pregnancy.
Not All Pumps Are Equal
Breast pumping can be uncomfortable and difficult if you do not acquire a pump that fits well. Your physician will certainly review the medical challenges that can occur related to breast pumping and prescribe a treatment plan should you experience any of these more serious issues. For most women, acquiring a breast pump that is comfortable and fits well should suffice.
Wearing compression garments, socks and/or stockings at the start of your pregnancy can help prevent Varicose Veins. This condition occurs due to the restricted circulation you may experience during pregnancy. Although these distended veins are mostly a cosmetic issue, they can be painful and cause swelling in addition to being unsightly.
Scar tissue from the rapid growth of your abdominal area is what causes stretch marks. These marks can appear throughout your midsection from your breast area down through your thighs. Utilizing the Pregnancy Support Band will assist in getting rid of these undesirable lines and marks.