Pregnancy Swelling Got You Down?

Today’s post is all about an annoying, yet common, pregnancy side effect…swelling.

Your belly is growing, but your legs, feet, and even hands could be too. Here are some ways to cope with pregnancy swelling:

Home Remedies for Swelling Feet During Pregnancy

An animated down low on pregnancy swelling…

  • Put your feet up, literally.
  • Don’t use diuretics.
  • Check with doctor if on one side.
  • Reduce sodium and caffeine.
  • Up the potassium (try bananas!).

Pregnancy Exercise For Swollen Feet & Ankles

Are you at the end of your term?

9th Month – Swelling symptoms in 9th month of pregnancy

Edema During Pregnancy (Swollen Ankles and Feet), What To Expect 

If you are having a hard time tying your shoes, What To Expect is here to help with tips.

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Should you be worried?

When to worry about swelling during pregnancy, Today’s Parent

Edema accompanied by certain other symptoms can signal more serious underlying problems. Be on the lookout for more swelling in one leg than the other, accompanied by pain, which can signal a possible blood clot. A headache that won’t go away, along with vision changes…Keep Reading Here

Are you suffering with edema (aka swelling) during your pregnancy? What have you tried that has worked for you?

 

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Lori

Freelance Blogger at ImmenselySocial.com
Lori Hil is a freelance blogger and content curator with an AAS in Early Childhood Education. She now gets to combine her love of writing and teaching through the written word. You can find her all around the web, but especially enjoying the freelance life at ImmenselySocial.com


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