Pregnancy and feet：How can expectant mothers relieve foot pain
During and after pregnancy, your body is changing rapidly, which can get a little uncomfortable.One discomfort that many women experience is swollen feet.Let’s talk about what happens to your feet during pregnancy and some simple treatments that can help.I hope expectant mothers can be happy and relaxed to welcome their new babies.
The expectant mothers may notice that their usual shoes are getting tight, or that some shoes no longer fit. some women may notice a permanent change in the shape of their feet or a limited number of shoes they can wear. That’s because the extra fluid and expectant mothers’ body produces to support a healthy fetus can also slow down circulation. This causes blood to build up in their lower extremities, causing swelling in their feet.
Pregnant women’s and ankle joints may become loose, which can lead to instability. Weight gain exacerbates this instability. These changes, along with changes in the curvature of their back, can also lead to changes in their gait (the way they walk) during pregnancy.
How to relieve foot swollen pain
While swollen feet may or may not be painful, they can certainly be uncomfortable or bothersome.Fortunately, there are a number of simple ways to ease your symptoms during pregnancy.
Walk regularly to promote overall health
Going for even a 5- or 10-minute walk a couple times a day can help improve your circulation, which helps reduce swelling.This can also be a good break in your day, and it’s a great way to get pregnancy-safe exercise.
Drink plenty of water
Drinking plenty of water can help reduce swelling. If your body thinks you’re dehydrated, it will hold on to even more fluid to try to compensate.
Elevate your legs
Even though you have a million things you want to get done before the baby arrives, try to sit and put your feet up when possible.While sitting all the time isn’t great for your circulation, standing all the time is also hard on your beautiful pregnant body.
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.
Massaging the swollen area
A benefit gained through massage is reduced swelling.When your feet are swollen, you can gently massage your feet and legs to help relax muscles and improve blood circulation
The following other activities can also relieve foot swelling and discomfort:
1. Wearing compression stockings
2. Sleep on your left side
3. Invest in supportive shoes that fit
4. A healthy diet rich in fruits and vegetables
Understanding the causes of foot pain and learning simple home remedies can help expectant mothers walk more comfortably during pregnancy.