Question: Hi m now 8th month pregnant i hav huge swelling in my legs n hands ???wat to do..
Answer: Swelling is quite common during pregnancy. It's also quite normal, especially in the last trimester.
This means your body is holding onto too much fluid. The extra fluid causes your hands and feet or ankles to swell up.
There are several things you can try :
Raise your feet whenever possible. At work, keep a stool or box under your desk to rest your feet on. Take regular breaks to stand up and move around.
At home, try to lie on your left side when possible because this takes pressure off the vena cava.
If you have to spend a long time in the car, take regular breaks to stretch your legs and restore proper blood circulation.
Put on seamless socks before you get out of bed in the morning, so blood has no chance to pool around your ankles. If this doesn't help, see your doctor, who may prescribe compression stockings.
Drink plenty of water. Surprisingly, staying hydrated helps your body retain less water.
Exercise regularly, especially by walking, swimming, prenatal yoga or using an exercise bike.
Eat a well-balanced diet, and avoid salty foods like olives, namkeens, chips and salted nuts that may increase water retention.
If your skin doesn't feel too tight and painful, ask someone to massage your ankles and feet, using upward strokes towards your knees. This can help to move the fluid away from your feet.
Question: Helloo .. I m hvng swelling in my legs... Wat can I do to reduce that.. Currently in 14 th week... Plz guide
Answer: Hello dear. 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.