It can be a little unnerving when people react to news of your pregnancy by getting hysterically excited and telling you how wonderful and amazing it is, especially if you feel under pressure to pretend everything is okay if it isn’t. Think about it, that never happens before pregnancy, does it?!
Every pregnant mother who goes through an uncomfortable pregnancy will tell you that it’s 100% worth every minute of it once the baby arrives. But are there ways in which you can be more comfortable through your pregnancy? Yes - let’s have a look at what you can do!
Swelling and blood circulation
As your pregnancy progresses, the increased weight that you carry affects your blood circulation, which can slow down due to the increase in body weight, resulting in the swelling that most women experience in their ankles, feet and legs. This swelling can be extremely uncomfortable and can unfortunately last throughout your entire pregnancy.
The best way of combating the extra swelling is by keeping your feet and legs elevated whenever you possibly can. For example, if you’re at work, place an upside-down bin, or a box under your desk to rest your feet on this. When you’re at home, get your feet up on the sofa and avoid sitting down with your legs crossed at any time! This is guaranteed to make your blood circulation slower and increase your discomfort from the swelling.
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