Similar Questions with Answers
Question: I am 5th month pregnent .my legs are swelling too much is it normal?
Answer: Hi,in some cases women experience this swelling,it can be due to increased weihjr that puts preassure on the legs.you should also check the bp levels and sometimes it can be due to water retention.keep your legs elevated too.this should help,do oil massage done .and don't stand for too long.
Question: I m going to 9 month now my legs are too much swelling is it normal
Answer: Hi dear,
Swelling is very normal part of pregnancy.it is usually due to water retention and more blood supply. Swelling in legs and hands is called edema,and is quite normal.it happens to keep your body soft to expand during pregnancy. Try to drink plenty of water and lower intake of salt in food. Try not to hang your legs and keep it up with support.
Question: just started my 5th month. getting severe swelling in both my legs and feet. Is it seems to be treated seriously or is it common??
Answer: Hello! It is absolutely common. It is due to the excess fluid in body due to pregnancy.
You can reduce swelling during pregnancy by lying on your side to relieve the increased pressure on your veins. Here are some other tips to reduce swelling:
Put your feet up whenever possible. At work, keep a stool or pile of books under your desk.
Don't cross your legs or ankles while sitting.
Stretch your legs frequently while sitting: Stretch out your leg, heel first, and gently flex your foot to stretch your calf muscles. Rotate your ankles and wiggle your toes.
Take regular breaks from sitting or standing. Frequent short walks will keep your blood from pooling in your lower extremities.
Wear comfortable shoes that stretch to accommodate swelling in your feet.
Don't wear socks or stockings that have tight bands around the ankles or calves.
Wear waist-high maternity support stockings. Put them on before you get out of bed in the morning so blood doesn't have a chance to pool around your ankles.
Drink plenty of water. Surprisingly, this helps your body retain less fluid. Try to have about 10 8-ounce cups of water or other hydrating beverages each day. (You can tell you're getting enough if your urine looks pale yellow or clear.)
Exercise regularly. Activities like walking, swimming, or riding an exercise bike are good options. Or try a water aerobics class – being immersed in water may reduce swelling temporarily, particularly if you're in the water up to your shoulders.
Eat a healthy diet and limit junk food.