Friday, 9 May 2014

Everything Pregnant

Edema during pregnancy

Edema during pregnancy is water retention while you are pregnant. Doctors now recognize that mild edema during pregnancy is completely normal. It is due to the increase of body fluids while you are pregnant and 75 percents of women develop some kind of edema in their pregnancies. Avoid and follow the following suggestions.


Natural cure
  • Don't stand for a period of time.                                              

  • Don't sit without elevating your feet for too long.

  • Don't wear high heels, unless you are Victoria Beckham. According to David Beckham, she goes to the gym in heels.

  • Don't wear elastic-top socks or stockings.

  • Don't wear tight shoes, buy new ones if necessary.

  • Don't get dehydrated.

  • Stay away from caffeine.

  • If swelling persists for more than 24 hours at a time, contact your practitioner.
  • Lie down on your back with a pillow under the feet.                

  • Sit down with feet elevated.

  • Sleep on your life side for better blood circulation.

  • Wear comfortable shoes.

  • Exercise regularly to promote healthy blood circulation. 
  • Wear support panty hose.

  • Drink more fluid to flush out excess water retention in your body.

  • Easy on your salt, excessive salt intake leads to water retention.

  • Make hot tea with coriander leaves, it's a natural remedy for reducing swelling.

  • Wear loose clothing.          

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