Natural Ways To Cure Swollen Feet During Pregnancy
At around the 25th week of your pregnancy, you would start noticing a slight swelling on your feet. While most women treat this as a common phenomenon, not many know that the medical term for such swelling is edema. While edema is a common occurrence with other body parts at well, our delicate feet are affected the most. Though the swelling usually persists until childbirth, there are a few natural ways to cure swollen feet during pregnancy. Read on to find out.
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- Yoga will always have our consent as it is the best way to keep body fit without putting it through extreme levels of fitness. Consult your yoga expert to learn about the poses that are safe for you and the baby. Once you're ready, you can easily cure your edema at home with the help of some relaxing yogasanas.
- Long, cold water soaks are great at reducing the inflammation of your feet. Add a pinch of salt to your bucket for added benefits.
- Take your time with your baths. Long relaxing baths are right what you need at such a stressful time. On second thoughts, you could add a few drops of your favourite essential oil to your bath for a more soothing and aromatic experience.
- This is the best time for you to treat yourself to a relaxing leg massage. Get to know about prenatal massage specialists in your area since they are much more knowledgeable than other therapists.
- Your feet already have a difficult time bearing the weight of you, along with your to-be-born child. Try to rest your feet by not standing for too long. Even when you sit, prop a few pillows under your feet. Remember that in pregnancy, gravity is not your friend.
- Spend your pregnancy days lazing around in the pool. Swimming or even floating takes your body pressure away from your feet and provides your body the much-needed relaxation.
- Excess salt increases edema. Keep a tab on the amount of sodium you consume every day.
- Don't try to squeeze your swollen feet into shoes that clearly won't fit. If you haven't already bought new shoes for pregnancy, do it right away.
- Sleep on your side, preferably on your left side. Make sure that the bedding is comfortable and that the surroundings facilitate peaceful and undisturbed sleep.
- When the pain becomes unbearable, ease it up with the cold compress technique.
- Lastly, drink plenty of water to dilute the salt present in your system. There's no such thing as too much water ;)
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Are there any more home remedies to cure edema that we may have missed out? Let us know in the comments below!