You and Your Health
Health Tip: Soothe Swollen Feet During Pregnancy
Photo: Swelling during pregnancy
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.