Pies swollen in the embarazo: 10 tips to avoid it

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The legs and babies swollen in the embarrassment are common and normal discomfort in the embarrassment, being able to present around the 6 months of pregnancy and having a more intense and uncomfortable condition at the end of the embarrassment, when the baby’s weight increases and there is a greater fluid retention .

To alleviate this discomfort, it is advisable to adopt some precautions, such as drinking plenty of water, elevating the legs, reducing the consumption of salt or performing light physical activities such as walking, for example, to improve blood circulation and increase the elimination of liquids.

However, if the symptoms of hinchazón do not appear on the face, pain in the head or pain under the ribs, it is advisable to consult a doctor immediately or go to the emergency department.

Some more effective simple ways to relieve the swelling in the feet and tolls are:

1. Drink more water

To reduce swelling in feet and legs, you should drink more water, as when the body is well hydrated it retains less liquid. In addition, drinking more water stimulates the production of urine, which ends up eliminating excess water and toxins from the body.

what to do: you should drink 2 to 3 liters of water a day, but the ideal amount can be evaluated by an obstetrician.

2. Perform exercises for the feet

Carrying out exercises with the feet and legs helps to improve blood and lymphatic circulation, decreasing or preventing the appearance of swelling.

what to do: whenever it is possible, you can perform exercises for the feet, such as bending and stretching the feet up and down, for at least 30 times, or turning each foot in circles 8 times on one side and 8 times on the other.

3. Avoid staying with your legs hanging on

Avoid lying on the legs, supporting the legs when they need to sit, improve the blood circulation of the legs and help to avoid the swelling in the legs and tolls.

what to do: you should support los pies in a bank or use books or magazines so that los pies remain at the same height as los muslos. In the case of jobs that require you to remain seated for long periods of time; and walk a little, every 60 minutes to help improve blood circulation.

4. Elevate the legs

Placing the legs above facilitates the return of the blood to the heart, improving blood circulation, so it helps to relieve the swelling in the feet and tolls.

what to do: if you have to dock and put the legs up there on the head of the bed or if you can use pillows. This recommendation can be made regularly throughout the day for 20 minutes

5. Avoid staying too long of pie

Remaining too long on foot makes it difficult to return blood to the heart, increasing fluid retention in the legs and the accumulation of fluid in the feet, which can cause swelling in the feet and tolls.

what to do: you should avoid staying more than an hour of pie without rest, in addition to moving the legs, flexing the rodillas and the tobillos or getting up with the points of the pies to help the pantorrilla to pump blood from the legs to the heart to avoid or to reduce the hinchazón in los pies y tobillos.

6. Use comfortable shoes

Using comfortable shoes that don’t hold your feet during embarrassment avoids weight overload on your feet and helps to improve blood circulation, as it prevents fluid retention that causes swelling in your feet and legs.

what to do: you should avoid using very high heels or tight shoes and opt for more comfortable shoes such as tennis shoes, casual shoes or orthopedic shoes, for example.

7. Practice regular physical activity

Practicing light physical activities during embarazo such as walking or hydrogymnasia helps to improve blood and lymphatic circulation in the legs, as it prevents the swelling of the legs and feet.

what to do: you can choose to walk or perform hydrogymnasia for at least 30 minutes, 3 times a week, with the guidance of a physical trainer.

8. Massage the feet

The foot and foot massage helps to reduce swelling, which improves and stimulates blood and lymphatic circulation, helping to eliminate excess fluid, in addition to being relaxing.

what to do: to perform a massage, apply gentle movements on the feet, legs and legs, always towards the feet with the heart. In addition, another good option to reduce the swelling of the feet and children is the lymphatic drainage that can be done by a professional or at home. Find out how to perform lymphatic drainage at home.

9. Use compression media

Compression media can be used under the obstetrician’s indication to facilitate the return of blood from the legs to the heart, improving blood and lymphatic circulation, preventing swelling in the feet and tolls from appearing. In addition, the compression measures reduce the feeling of tiredness in the legs.

what to do: wear the compression media when waking up, even when you are lying down and quitting during the night before going to sleep. It is always important to consult a doctor before using them, in order to receive the appropriate guidelines, as there are several types and sizes.

10. Contrast bath

Another very good option to deshinchar the feet and tolls in the embarazo is the technique known as “contrast bath”, which is carried out alternating the use of hot water with cold water, which promotes the circulation in the legs and pies. See the steps to perform this technique in the video below:

What to eat to reduce the hinchazón

During embarrassment, excessive consumption of salt and foods that encourage fluid retention, such as canned products, such as tuna, sardines or chickpeas, should be avoided; sausages such as mortadella, salami or jamón, for example, contain a lot of sodium, which is used as a conservative and can produce an increase in liquid retention and cause swelling in the feet and tolls.

Another way to reduce swelling in the feet and tolls is to increase the intake of diuretic foods, which helps to hydrate the body and eliminate excess liquids and sodium through the urine, reducing fluid retention and preventing swelling. These foods include:

  • Fruits: sandía, avocado, melon, orange, passion fruit, fresas and lemon;
  • vegetables: berros, espinacas y apio;
  • vegetables: cucumber, zanahoria, calabaza, betabel, tomato and ajo.

In addition, dark green vegetables such as wild col, arugula or broccoli are rich in nutrients such as potassium and magnesium, which are important for reducing fluid retention and swelling in feet and tolls.

These foods can be consumed in their natural form or used in the form of purees, soups or yokes, for example. In addition, it is important to have a balanced diet during pregnancy to provide the necessary nutrients for both mother and baby. For this reason, the follow-up of an obstetrician and a nutritionist is important.

Diuretic Yoke Recipe

The yoke continues to help combat fluid retention, taking 1 to 2 pots a day.


  • 1 medium slice of melon;
  • 200 ml of coconut water;
  • 1 spoonful of chopped mint;
  • 1 today of col.

preparation method

Mix all the ingredients, add some cubes of hielo and drink.

It is also important to remember that many people with a diuretic effect are contraindicated during embarazo, such as perejil’s and caballo’s cola, for example. See a complete list of tés that should not be taken during embarazo.

When should you see the doctor

Some of the symptoms that may accompany the hinchazón in the feet and tolls may indicate complications of embarrassment, such as high blood pressure, gestational diabetes or preeclampsia, for example.

For this reason, it is important to seek medical help as soon as possible or to go to the nearest emergency service in case of the following symptoms:

  • Intense swelling on legs and feet;
  • Hinchazón sudden on the face, hands or pies;
  • sudden headache;
  • Problems of sight as blurry vision or seeing lights that parpadean;
  • Fuerte pain under the ribs
  • Pain in the back of the neck;
  • Nausea or vomiting;
  • Hormigueo en las piernas y pies;
  • Difficulty moving the fingers of the hands.

In addition, it is necessary to have regular prenatal care to avoid the emergence of complications, guarantee a peaceful embarrassment and the healthy development of the baby.

Find out how to identify the symptoms of preclampsia.

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