How To Help Swollen Feet During Pregnancy

by | May 10, 2018

Does everyone get swollen feet during pregnancy?

Pregnancy bringing with it a lot of body changes, growing breasts, upset stomachs, and general exhaustion. Towards the last of the marathon of growing a new person, especially if you live in a warmer climate, or it’s during the hotter seasons. Escaping from swollen feet during pregnancy is a slim chance. As your body produces more blood and bodily fluids to meet this little person, the swelling will be a normal side effect of pregnancy

However, there are remedies you can do to try and make it less painful, and help those last few weeks be a little easier.


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Avoid Standing For Long Periods.

What goes up, must come down, and gravity will cause your feet to swell from all those extra fluids. try and get off your feet more, and putting your feet elevated on a cushion (while having a nice cup of tea, being waited on) will help relieve some of the pressure.

 

Stay In The Cooler Zone

Try not to spend too much time in overly hot areas or in the sun. While you want to get your fix of vitamin D. Staying in prolonged heat will help your feet to swell more than what is comfortable.

 

Break Out The Comfortable Shoes

Heels feel better, we get it. Yet, the more comfortable your shoes, the less stress your feet are under. Wear those crocs with confidence. Comfortable shoes are a great way to help feel more comfortable if you have swollen feet during pregnancy.

 

Avoid Tight Clothing

Toga, anyone?

 

Dip Your Feet

Want to stat outside soaking up the rays, but your feet disagree? Dip your feet into the pool to cool off

 

Drink water,

Water helps flush the body and reduce water retention.

 

Minimize Your Salt Intake

Salt helps the body retain water, decreasing your sodium intake will naturally help you to not hang onto those unnecessary extra pounds in water weight.

 

We hope some of these tips help you with your swollen feet during pregnancy. Do you have any other tips? Let us know in the comments section below!


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