Swelling of the legs during pregnancy

The heaviness of the legs is a condition that beginsbother future mothers at the beginning of the second half of the gestation period. The state of puffiness almost always goes away after childbirth. This is swelling that occurs for various reasons. For example, due to impaired metabolism, impaired renal function, as well as problems associated with the work of the liver or heart.

However, very often discomfort is associated withprocesses that occur in the mother's body during the development of the fetus. As a result of the fact that the uterus grows with each week during pregnancy, its bottom is partially compressed by large veins, from which the blood flows from the legs to the heart. The blood vessels passing through the small pelvis experience a serious load at the same time.

Thanks to the hormonal restructuring of the body,the venous vascular walls become less elastic. Drainage is difficult. As a result, blood begins to stagnate in the veins, which leads to edema of the legs, which subsequently even become one of the causes of the appearance of varicose veins.

Prophylaxis of swelling of feet with a pregnancy

It is very important to be engaged in early pregnancyprevention of puffiness. Especially women who lead a sedentary lifestyle should pay attention to their legs, as well as women who give birth after 40 years of their firstborn and have chronic diseases such as diabetes mellitus, varicose veins, kidney and heart problems.

First, carefully examine your legs. Often, edema, and in the future, varicose veins are aggravated by flat feet, because flat feet - this is an additional burden on the legs. To reduce this load and relieve unpleasant sensations, it is necessary to choose quality orthopedic insoles. Shoes should be spacious and comfortable, and the heel should not exceed 1-2 cm. You can at home, if, of course, it is not cold, walk in socks or barefoot.

Do not forget about the rest, during whichyou need to lie on your side, but not on your back. It should be in the prone position several times a day for 15 minutes to put your feet on the dais, which improves the outflow of blood.

It is very important during this period to prevent constipation,so you need to pay tribute to the diet, avoid salty and spicy food. Try not to abuse the amount of fluid consumed. It is useful to swim in the pool, because in the water the load on the joints and spine is lowered.

Gynecologists often prescribe gels to pregnant women andcream, which facilitate the swelling of the legs, one of the spread gels is venitane forte and aescine gel. But, you need to remember that applying ointments and gels pores do not breathe. What only aggravates the edema and strengthens the tension in the legs. Yes, and choose an ointment that would completely remove the severity, almost impossible. To this end, use special gels - fastum gel, essavene gel, proven folk recipes, as well as hydromassage baths (in room temperature water). In such a bath, you can add the tincture from horse chestnut purchased in the pharmacy (tincture of eskuzan).

Gymnastics for swelling of the legs during pregnancy

Regular use of these exercises improvesblood circulation, avoiding stagnation of blood of the small pelvis, get rid of edema, reduce the pressure of the baby on the bottom of the uterus and prevent varicose veins.

  • Stand upright, lean on any object, back of an armchair or chair, at the waist level.
  • Move the weight of the body to the right leg and stretch.
  • Repeat the exercise on the other leg.
  • The number of repetitions is 3-5 times for each leg.
  • In the sitting position, you need to straighten your legs.
  • Pull the socks forward one by one, then the heels. Repeat 10 times.
  • In the supine position on the back, lean your legs against the wall, put the buttocks on the pillow. Hold for 15 seconds. Repeat 2-3 times.

This exercise is not recommended to be performed after the 5th month of pregnancy, and in case you have heartburn after eating.

Three o'clock in the morning. Husband and wife are sleeping. Suddenly the doorbell rang. The husband, swearing, goes to open. On the threshold is a peasant, obviously poddaty:

- Friend, come with me, next door, help me push.

- You, man, ohrenel, or what? Three o'clock in the morning. Go ask someone else.

The husband goes to bed again. The wife asks who came.

- Yes, some goat got stuck, asked him to push. I sent it.

"You're just some kind of beast." Do you remember how the engine died out in the rain, and some guy pushed us for an hour? Can not you help a man out?

The husband, again materjs, gets out of bed, puts on. Goes out into the yard in total darkness. Shouts:

- Here am I! Come here!

- Well, here on the swing!