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Natural ideas, options and diet recommendations.

Exercise 
  • 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.
Diet
  • 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
  • Massage your legs towards the heart is helpful and good for your circulation.
  • This should only be done gently
  • Do not do if you have varicose veins.
See a Naturopath
  • Acupuncture, Acupressure, Osteopathy, Aromatherapy, Massage, Homoeopathy  will assist to decrease the fluid.