Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Preggers Maternity Compression Hosiery Review and Giveaway!



When you're on your feet for 8 to 12 hours a day, as I am when I work a double shift at my waitressing gig, your feet get tired! Add in being pregnant (I'm not, swear it!) or postpartum (well, if a year counts as postpartum, I am) and you've got a recipe for swollen calves, ankles, and feet. Varicose veins, edema, complications from restricted bloodflow, and all the other yucky things that can happen when you don't take care of your legs and feet become a serious concern.

Which is why so many of us spend oodles of cash on maternity compression tights when we're expecting. The problem is, so much of what's out there just isn't worth the money we spend, so finding a really great product is definitely worth spreading the word about! I've been around the pregnancy block plenty of times now, and I've learned a lot about what I expect and need from this stuff. So when Preggers sent me 2 pairs of their maternity compression trouser socks, I knew I'd be able to dish the true lowdown on their worthiness.

Let me tell you what I expect a good product to have. First and foremost, I expect to be able to get the dang things on! I can recall one brand I purchased when I was pregnant with Bogey that was so impossible to get on when I was huge and heavy in my 3rd trimester (when you need the help the most!) that I'd have to enlist Mr. LJD for help. So of course, the first thing I noticed about the Preggers I tried on was that, while snug, I didn't have any struggle getting them on.

Which leads to my next discovery about Preggers versus the kinds of support wear I've tried in the past. Preggers stay up. I mean, seriously. I worked a double shift last Friday to cover for a girl who couldn't get a sitter (baby daddy drama there!), and literally wore these from 10am until 11:45pm. That's nearly 14 hours of constant use. Not only were they still up when I got undressed at the end of the night, but they didn't even leave those angry red divots that you might expect from something so firmly gripping your legs.

Even more unexpected, I thought, for grins 'n giggles, why not try them on again the next morning? So, ickiness aside (hey, it was pre-morning shower!) I put them back on. This after 14 hours of wear the day before. And you know what? Those suckers were just as firm and compressing as the day before? Crazy, right? Of course, I immediately took them off and threw them in the washer with all my other clothes. We're talking jeans, hoodies, underwear and socks. No special treatment for these babies!

A few days later, I wore them again. Lo and behold, even after everything they'd be through, the fit was outstanding and I made it through another long shift without any complaints. The best part is, these things really made a difference in the way my feet felt at the end of the night. See, I'm 30 years old, and many of the kids I work with are, well, not. Keeping up with them for hours of time on my feet, after spending all day in heels while I play lawyer games can really put me in a world of hurt at the end of the day. The only thing that would make these trouser socks better, in my opinion, would be if they offered them in pink argyle. I'm a sucker for argyle!

While Preggers won't turn back the hands of time and make me the spry 22 year old that so many of my co-workers get to be, they do make a huge difference in the way 30 years old feels. And for that, I say they are more than worth their cost. If you're interested, you can go here to learn about gradient compression and why it helps so much. 



The only thing better than a product that is worth every penny of what it costs to buy, is winning some for free!You definitely don't need to be pregnant to see a lot of benefit from Preggers, but if you are, then get ready for comfort! And if you've got a soon-to-be mama friend in your life, well, pamper her too!

Preggers is offering one of my readers 2 (not 1, but 2!!) products of their choice That's nearly a $50 dollar value! Since this is my first contest, we'll make this easy and offer several ways to enter.

First, mandatory entry. This entry must be done for any subsequent entries to count-

Follow me via GFC, and leave a comment with a way to contact you telling me what you'd choose if you win.

Extra entry opportunities

Follow me via Twitter (1 entry)
Follow Preggers via Twitter (1 entry)
“Like” Preggers on Facebook (1 entry)
Follow me via Networked blogs (1 entry)
Add me to your blog roll (5 entries)
Blog about this contest (5 entries)
Add this contest to a contest linky, and leave me a link to it (4 entries)
Tweet about this contest, and leave me a post to the link (1 entry, can be done 3 times per day)

This contest will end at 11:59pm on November 5th, 2010. A winner will be selected using Random.org, verified, and notified via email. Winner will have 48 hours to respond to my email before another winner will be selected. Contest open to United States only. Prize will be sent from the sponsor, and prize redemption is the responsibility of sponsor.
Product review & giveaway disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising." 

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  3. tweeted 10/26 #1
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  10. I follow via GFC, and if I were the lucky winner I would choose this: http://www.rupreggers.com/Products/Trouser_Socks.html and this: http://www.rupreggers.com/Products/knee_high.html
    I think those would be great items to tuck into a baby shower gift basket! Thank you for the giveaway!


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  11. i follow on gfc as memoma

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  20. I follow with GFC. I would love to try their trouser socks as well!

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  27. I am a new GFC follower! Found you from This n That. I would get trouser socks :)

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  33. Hmm. so much to choose, I would either get trouser socks or tights. :) Thanks!
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  37. Networked Blogs follower! Julie Howard Kieras - I also have a blog on NB - http://www.ayearwithmomanddad.com - feel free to visit!
    And thanks for this giveaway - I really need these for the next time I'm pregnant!
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  52. I follow Preggers on Twitter! Find me @hardertobreathe :)

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  53. I follow you via Networked Blogs - my Facebook username is BeebAshcroft. Thank you!

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  59. I follow you via twitter @36momma
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  60. I follow with GFC and would like to have:
    Black Ribbed Pattern Maternity Trouser Socks
    and Black Maternity Knee Highs
    Both in a size Large

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  62. @wewintoo follows preggersmomma on twitter

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  63. I (teri hardy) liked Preggers on facebook

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  64. I follow you with networked blogs

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