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Health Tip: Soothe Swollen Feet During Pregnancy

Health Tip: Soothe Swollen Feet During Pregnancy

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Massage and elevate your tootsies.

The added pounds of pregnancy can take a toll on your whole body, but your feet bear the brunt of that baby weight.

The American Podiatric Medical Association suggests how to help ease sore, swollen feet during pregnancy:

  * Rest with your feet elevated as often as you can.
  * Don’t cross your legs or ankles.
  * When sitting, stretch your feet and legs often.
  * Wear comfortable shoes. Have your feet measured to make sure you’re wearing the right size, as pregnancy can make feet longer and wider.