Tips For Swollen Feet During Pregnancy 

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Swollen feet are common during pregnancy and are caused by increased fluid volume in the body, as well as decreased circulation.If there is sudden or severe swelling, call your doctor. For Mild swelling here are some tips.

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Reduce salt intake 

limit your salt intake as it makes the body hold extra water. Also, avoid canned or processed foods, as these are very high in sodium. Avoid adding extra table salt on your food.

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Elevate legs

Sitting with your feet elevated for a little while — especially at the end of the day — can help drain the fluid that's been pooling in your legs over the course of the day.

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Wear loose clothing

Wearing tight clothing, especially around the wrists, waist, and ankles, can make swelling worse as it keeps blood from circulating as easily. Wear loose-fitting, comfortable clothes.

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Increase potassium 

Inadequate potassium can make swelling worse, as it helps the body balance the amount of fluids it holds onto. Prenatal vitamins have some extra potassium but it's important to eat good sources of dietary potassium like potato, banana, yogurt, spinach beets etc. 

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Walk more

Going for as little as a 5- or 10-minute walk a couple of times a day can help improve the blood circulation, which helps reduce swelling.This can also be a good break in your day, and it's a great way to get in some actvity.

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Massage helps circulate the fluids that tend to accumulate in the feet, which will in turn reduce swelling. So sit back and and enjoy a good massage. You can add peppermint or lavender essential oil to make it more relaxing.

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SLeep on left side

Sleeping on the left side can improve blood flow, which in turn helps reduce swelling. Lying on the left side takes the pressure of the uterus off of the inferior vena cava, the large blood vessel that returns blood to your heart.

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Drink more water

Drink more water can counteract swelling. If your body thinks you're dehydrated, it tends to hold on to even more fluid in order to compensate. Drink at least 10 glasses of water to stay hydrated and flush out the toxins.

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