• Tights

    Compression Maternity Tights

    Compression tights look just like regular tights, but work hard to help your legs feel rejuvenated by improving circulation - so you will feel the difference. What's more, our gctech measured compression technology adds shape to your ankles and reduces the effects of cellulite by improving bloodflow and massaging legs and thighs as you move.

  • Socks

    Compression Maternity Socks

    Maternity socks use medical-grade gctech compression technology to improve your blood flow and ease tiredness. In a range of great styles and colours they look great too. They'll keep you comfy all day and help reduce painful swelling.

  • Made to Measure

    Made to Measure Maternity Compression

    We know swelling and the risk of blood clots are of great concern during pregnancy. Our standard sizing range covers most of the population but if you happen to fall outside these categories we have the ability to create a made to measure product specific to your exact measurements. This limits the colour and design options but can be made in about 5 working days and allows you to have a product that has been individually crafted to your exact specifications.

  • Buyers' Guide

    Buyers' Guide for Compression during Pregnancy

    Everyone recognises the characteristic physical changes that occur in the three trimesters of pregnancy, in addition there are huge physiological changes that occur to cope with the demands of pregnancy. Compared to the vast majority of over the counter support tights, VR compression is medical grade which means they have been medically proven and tested to actively help with the specific issues outlined below.

    Oedema in Pregnancy - What Causes it?

    One of the most common complaints of advancing pregnancy is oedema - which is excess fluid collecting in the peripheries especially the legs, causing swollen and uncomfortable hands and feet (widely referred to as cankles). This occurs for a variety of factors, which include;

    • Increased blood volume
    • Pressure on the Vena Cava from the foetus in the abdomen. This is the large vein which drains blood from your legs back to your heart
    • Biochemical changes and changes in the blood flow to the kidney, which are crucial in maintaining normal fluid balance

    How to Improve Symptoms

    Oedema is a normal part of pregnancy, unfortunately it is not possible to 'cure' it. Some solutions include sitting with your feet up, regular short walks and lying on your left side to ease pressure on the Vena Cava.

    As it is not practical to stay in the above positions for 9 whole months, compression can be a great source of relief when you have to get on with other things like work, travel etc. VR Compression can be worn all day and without any other effort they will reduce swelling and directly relieve symptoms.

    DVT

    Unfortunately, pregnancy dramatically increases the risk of developing a DVT. In the developed world, this is tragically a forgotten risk. In fact the chances of getting a DVT are five times higher in pregnant females versus non-pregnant females of the same age group. Risk increases with number of pregnancies.

    Compression Socks and DVT

    Compression socks are standard devices used in the NHS to prevent blood clots. Due to the way they squeeze your lower leg, they increase blood flow in the deep veins, reducing the risk of a blood clot and preventing venous pooling. The key fact to remember is that the sock must be correctly sized and of medical grade graduated compression.

    Varicose Veins

    The extra pressure on the leg veins which has been outlined above also makes women more prone to developing varicose veins during and after a pregnancy

    Information courtesy of Compression Advisory.

Compression during Pregnancy

Swollen ankles, increased risk of varicose veins, aching legs and cankles are often an unwelcome side effect when you're expecting. Our VR range of maternity hosiery gently squeezes your legs with graduated compression to give you support where you need it.

Compression socks and tights will reduce swelling, ease aches and tiredness, while reducing the risk of unsightly varicose veins. It's all down to graduated compression, recommended by doctors to ease the pressure of pregnancy on your legs by improving your circulation and discouraging fluid retention.

Let our tights take some of the pressure off while you look after your growing bump.

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  • A bright, colourful and cotton-rich unisex sock, designed for travel and daily use. It will help reduce fatigue, swelling and keep your legs feeling fresh with UK Class 1 graduated compression. For greater accuracy, enter your measurements under the 'My Measurements' size option to have one of our advisors size you.

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  • The VR Original SuperFit gets its name from the incredible stretch properties of the fabrics used which make the sock a great fit for many shapes and sizes. This versatile UK Class 1 sock is great for long-haul travel, rehabilitation from injury, daywear, sports recovery etc.For greater accuracy, enter your measurements under the 'My Measurements' size...

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  • VR Clara 140 Maternity Tights are the preventative range of hosiery designed for pregnant women suffering from heavy-feeling legs and swollen/puffy ankles. This range has UK Class 1 level of compression which gently massages the legs. For greater accuracy, enter your measurements under the 'My Measurements' size option to have one of our advisors size you.

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  • If you need specifically tailored medical compression garments...look no further. Designed and manufactured with your exact shape in mind, our made to measure, medically validated knee length socks ensure that you receive a garment correctly sized to your lower leg shape, giving you maximum DVT protection in a sock.

    £ 75.00 Customize
  • With additional support and comfort in mind, these made to measure thigh-high stockings offer perfect-fitting compression over the whole leg.They are ideal for when you are looking to extend the support to your thigh, or even post-operatively to give maximum DVT protection in a stocking.If you're not sure whether you fall into a standard size or made to...

    £ 117.99 Customize
  • The smart choice. Feels like a 'normal' cotton-rich sock, but packs the power of medically validated, British Standard, Class 1 compression. Travel/Daywear sock that is eyecatching for the right reasons!For greater accuracy, enter your measurements under the 'My Measurements' size option to have one of our advisors size you.

    £ 19.99 More
  • Vivid and bold. VR Durham screams fun, without letting on that it's a flight sock.Feels like a 'normal'cotton-rich sock, but packs the power of medically validated, British Standard, Class 1 compression.Travel/Daywear sock that is eyecatching and comfortable.For greater accuracy, enter your measurements under the 'My Measurements' size option to have one...

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  • Our most popular set of stripes from our lifestyle range of compression socks. As a result we've developed it in extra sizes!Developed with a high cotton content in UK Class 1 compression, this sock combines comfort and fit with a bit of class.For greater accuracy, enter your measurements under the 'My Measurements' size option to have one of our advisors...

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  • Polka dots are a fabulous classic, but these are even more enjoyable to wear thanks to the support and relief from their UK Class 1 compression. These are so popular that we've even developed them in tailored new sizes for a perfect fit. For greater accuracy, enter your measurements under the 'My Measurements' size option to have one of our advisors size...

    £ 19.99 More
  • Discreet, classy, floral pattern to liven up your sock drawer. Fantastic support and relief from UK Class 1 compression.Great everyday or flight socks for short and long-haul travel. These are so popular that we've even developed them in tailored new sizes for a perfect fit. For greater accuracy, enter your measurements under the 'My Measurements' size...

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  • Designed specifically with a classic golf look in unisex colours. The Fairway can be worn as a daywear or flight sock. This luxurious, cotton rich sock with proven UK Class 1 medical grade compression will support your lower legs.For greater accuracy, enter your measurements under the 'My Measurements' size option to have one of our advisors size you.

    £ 19.99 More
  • VR ProPlus Recovery contain UK Class II medical grade compression (stronger than Class I). After an injury, with a medical condition or after intense exercise, this level of compression may be required. The firmer squeeze boosts the effects of compression on the body.For greater accuracy, enter your measurements under the 'My Measurements' size option to...

    £ 27.99 More
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