How To Reduce Feet Swelling During Pregnancy

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How To Reduce Feet Swelling During Pregnancy

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During the beautiful phase of pregnancy, your body undergoes many changes. You tend to gain weight, your skin glows and steadily your baby bump grows larger. With all these changes there comes a wide smile on your face. After the first four months of pregnancy, your feet tend to get swelled up. It happens because the body produces extra fluids to nourish your baby developing inside. The swelling on feet remains for prolonged time till the final trimester. It causes discomfort in your ankles and feet. However, there are some tips you can follow by which you can reduce feet swelling during pregnancy thus, take a look at the remedies below.

Stay Hydrated:

Drink as much water as you can to flush out the toxins from your body. The sodium accumulation in the body is another reason for the swelling. Thus, you can remove the same through urination by keeping yourself hydrated

Change Your Postures Often:

Do not sit or stand for long hours. Take a walk around if you have sat for long. Keep your body moving at regular intervals and try not to sit crossed leg.

Wear Comfortable Shoes:

Wearing a pair of comfortable shoes can lessen your problem at large. A pair of good shoes can make your feet happy and you can also walk around with ease without any tightness and pain.

Eat A Balanced Diet:

During pregnancy, you must take care of your body strictly. Avoid eating excessive salt and junk food to reduce swelling. Intake foods rich in Iron, Vitamin C and Vitamin E, Do not eat packaged and processed foods as they are high in sodium and can harm your health.

Sleep On Your Left Side:

Sleeping on the left side reduces the pressure on veins which carries blood from the lower part of the body. Thereby, reducing the chances of swelling. Moreover, try to keep your legs elevated to get relaxed.

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