Answer: Hello, I'm happy to help.
Various factors contribute to foot and ankle swelling during pregnancy. For starters, your body retains more fluid during pregnancy. Also, your growing uterus puts pressure on your veins, which impairs return of blood to your heart.
Here are thr few tips you can follow
Avoid standing for long periods.
Minimize outdoor time when it is hot.
Rest with your feet elevated.
Wear comfortable shoes, avoiding high heels if possible.
Wear supportive tights or stockings.
Avoid clothes that are tight around your wrists or ankles.
Answer: Hi dear !it's common to have swollen or pain in lower limbs
In pregnancy due to fluid overload
Also the growing fetus and growing uterus puts pressure over the the lower limb blood vessels which causes legs to swell
Need not worry
1)take salt restrict diet
2) sleep in left lateral position
3)keep pillow under leg
4)have more vegetables and fruits
5)do regular 30min exercises,yoga and breathing exercises
6)keep your bp in check
7)drink plenty of fluids
8)take your calcium supplements regularly.
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Question: Swelling on hands and feet
Answer: Hi dear, during pregnancy you might see swelling in feet and pregnancy-related swelling in the feet can be minimized by the following methods:
Elevate your feet as often as possible. If you have to sit for long periods of time, place a small stool by your feet to elevate them.
Wear proper fitting footwear. Footwear that is too narrow or short will constrict circulation.
If swelling becomes a big problem you may need to have your feet measured several times throughout your pregnancy. They will probably change sizes.
Wear seamless socks that do not constrict circulation such as those designed for diabetics.
If you are driving for a long period of time, take regular breaks to stretch your legs to promote circulation.
Exercise regularly to promote overall health; walking is the best medicine.
Drink plenty of water to keep the body hydrated. This helps the body retain less fluid.
Eat a well-balanced diet and avoid foods high in salt that can cause water retention.
Question: I have swelling on my feet ,hands nd on face is this normal
Answer: Hi.. Dear swelling is a normal part of pregnancy that is caused by this additional blood and fluid. This extra retention of fluid is needed to soften the body, which enables it to expand as the baby develops. However, this swelling vanishes after delivery.. Also, you can dip your feet/hands in the luke warm water with little salt added in it.. For at least fifteen minutes, it will give you some comfort..
Question: I have twin pregnancy ..i faces too much swelling on my feet and hands...also paining in legs nd hands ...wt i do..please help
Answer: Hi don't worry as the swelling on feets is due to increased weight and increased pressure of uterus on muscle due to which the swelling occurs don't worry about it maintain a well balanced diet and drink lot of water stay hydrated and massage regularly it will help and keep your legs in warm water along with salt it will help take care