Fluid Retention in Pregnancy – How to Reduce or Ease?

Pregnancy is a time of many changes, discoveries and some discomfort as well. One of the main ones is the very common swelling mainly in the third trimester. Swelling can happen for several reasons, but the main one is fluid retention.

The fluid retention during pregnancy is one of the most common and typical discomforts gestational stage. The increase in weight, and of course the overload on the legs, in addition to the pressure that rises on the veins, ends up making the circulation of the pregnant woman’s body very difficult.

Even though it is one of the symptoms considered common during pregnancy, it is possible to avoid or ameliorate the discomfort of fluid retention in pregnancy. Some routine care can cause symptoms to be reduced or simply not to occur.

How to Avoid Fluid Retention in Pregnancy

  • Have a balanced diet, rich in vitamins and minerals;
  • Drink at least 3 liters of water per day;
  • Practice some physical activity;
  • Decrease the consumption of coffee, mate tea, guarana, soft drinks and chocolate and other foods that lead to dehydration and causing the body to retain liquid.
  • Avoid staying in the same position for long hours.

The fluid retention during pregnancy is evidenced by swelling, it is a normal symptom of pregnancy and is no cause for worry or despair. Taking the necessary care it is possible to control the symptoms and have a pregnancy with minimal discomfort. The use of potassium also helps a lot to regulate our organism, so increase the consumption of vegetables and fruits, especially of foods such as tomatoes, spinach, fruits, unsalted dry mushrooms and vegetables that are rich in potassium and will help to maintain the control.

Taking advantage of the space, I want to leave a tip for pregnant women: do you want to improve the pleasure of sex during the gestational phase? Use water-based lubricating gels that play the role of cervical mucus and still control vaginal pH, reducing the chances of proliferation of fungi and bacteria responsible for infections. Famivita has developed the perfect lubricant for pregnant women and pregnant women, the FamiGel . You can buy it here in our online store.

 

How to Reduce Swelling in Pregnancy

As we all know, changes are inevitable during pregnancy. Some are very uncomfortable and last until the day of delivery , as is the case of swelling in pregnancy. But is there any way to reduce the swelling in this period? And the answer is yes! There are ways to reduce and control swelling in pregnancy. One of the first steps is to control weight gain during the gestational phase. This is also included in the care with what you eat at this stage, such as avoiding sodium-rich foods.

Increasing rest intervals is a good way too, but also not overdoing sitting or lying down. Always take breaks with your legs elevated or even use elastic stockings recommended by your doctor to activate circulation.

Tight clothes

Another important factor to avoid swelling in pregnancy is not to wear tight or tight clothing. Opt for looser clothes, of more comfortable fabrics like cotton and that makes you as comfortable as possible, like dresses. A valuable tip to reduce swelling in pregnancy and still contribute to a great night’s sleep for pregnant women is to use pillows to elevate the legs. End your day with a relaxing bath, put on comfortable clothes and lie down so that your legs are elevated.

Food

Try to have a balanced and healthy diet. Abuse vegetables, fruits and vegetables, and avoid frozen foods, fast food, canned foods and foods with preservatives. Embedments and any food that contains a high salt content help to increase the swelling in pregnancy.

Drink plenty of water throughout the day. Ideally, around 2 to 3 liters of water should be ingested throughout the day. In addition to moisturizing, you will be helping your body eliminate all impurities and liquids from your body, helping your kidneys to function.

Regular physical exercise, walking or even sports such as swimming and water aerobics can help a lot during the gestational phase. Staying active, makes the blood circulation work properly, avoiding such uncomfortable swellings.

If you have conditions, there are options in aesthetic clinics that offer a great help, such as lymphatic drainage at least once a week. But never forget to look for professionals able to care for pregnant women.

See Also: Swollen Feet in Early Pregnancy – Is It Normal?

Dr. Alexis Hart
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My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.

Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.

Dr. Alexis Hart

My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.

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