Swollen legs in the second trimester
Many pregnant women in the second or thirdtrimester of pregnancy suffer from swelling. First the legs swell, then the pregnant woman notices that the beloved ring has become small, the face has swelled, and swelling on the ankles and feet has already become a constant phenomenon. It seemed, so what, that the body swelled? After all, there is no toxicosis, nothing hurts, there is no weakness. Only this weight in the legs.
However, swelling in the second half of pregnancy -this is a serious sign of such complications as nephropathy in pregnant women. Somewhat later, high blood pressure, the appearance of protein in the urine may join the edema, even the placental blood flow may worsen, which negatively affects the development of crumbs. The development of nephropathy can lead to such concomitant conditions as eclampsia and preeclampsia. These conditions threaten the lives of mom and baby. And the heavier the nephropathy, the more this threat is. Therefore, it is so important to pay attention to the appearance of swelling and take action. First of all, you need to contact your doctor for advice. He will prescribe medications for you, advise you how you can remove swelling in other ways. If your doctor does not mind, you can resort to the help of traditional medicine.
If the doctor diagnosed nephropathy with a pregnant woman, hospitalization is necessary.
If a woman has small swelling, she can be pregnantTo stay home. In this case, a pregnant woman should observe a sparing regimen of the day. She needs to lie as much as possible, try not to be on her feet, not to lift the weight. Remember that in the third trimester the uterus can squeeze the vessels of the abdominal cavity, especially when the woman lies on her back. And this leads to an increase in puffiness and worsening of the general condition of the pregnant woman. Help in this situation can a small pillow, put under the right buttock, and you can change the position - lie on your left side.
Can help cope with swelling and diet. It is necessary to reduce the fluid intake to 800 ml / day. It is necessary to remove from the diet all salted, smoked, fried, pickled, spicy, sweet, to reduce the consumption of potatoes and pasta. Cook the dishes for a couple, you can stew and boil. Eat enough poultry meat, lean meat, lean fish, eggs, cottage cheese, kefir and other fermented milk products. It is useful to include in the diet zucchini, fresh cucumbers, squash, cress salad, lettuce, Jerusalem artichoke, fresh carrots, apples, grapes, cherries, gooseberries. It is useful to drink juices from fruits, berries and vegetables.
Phytotherapy also has its own recipes, how to deal with edema. If you do not have an individual intolerance and your doctor "gives good", you can pick up a recipe for yourself.