Story Check During pregnancy and the postpartum period, the risk of thrombosis increases almost sixfold.
- Slower blood flow and changes in the vascular walls as well as in blood composition are the fundamental reasons for this.
- Depending on the pregnant women’s other individual risk factors, Prof. Dr. med. Ekkehard Schleußner, obstetrician from Jena, recommends compression stockings for thrombosis prevention.
- In addition, compression stockings are indicated for symptomatic treatment, such as in cases of edema.