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Natural ideas, options and diet recommendations.

  • Continue moderate exercise,  swimming and  yoga are very good.
  • Keep your weight under control with exercise which will keep your circulation healthy.
  • Keep your feet up when you rest. Elevating your legs and feet whenever you sit should be done daily in the later stages of pregnancy.
  • Do some foot exercises, rotate your feet clockwise and anticlockwise to help your circulation.
  • Wear flat comfortable shoes and avoid standing for long periods of time.
  • In very hot weather put your feet into an cold bucket of water at the end of the day  which provides instant cooling.

  • Do not reduce your intake of fluids. In fact drink more! This will flush out your kidneys and create a diuretic effect which will make you pass urine more to get rid of the fluid. Drink water and less juice, coffee and tea.
  • Cut out sugars and processed foods.( these are classed as acid foods) which encourage oedema.
  • Eat lots of fresh fruits and vegetables.( these are classed as alkaline foods) which discourage oedema.
Massage your legs towards the heart is helpful and good for your circulation. But should only be done gently and do not do if you have varicose veins.

See a Naturopath.

Acupuncture, Acupressue, Osteopathy, Aromatherapy, Massage, Homoeopathy  will assist to decrease the fluid.