Swelling During Pregnancy

5 ways to beat pregnancy edema.

As the third trimester rolls around, we’re onto the not-so-pleasant pregnancy issue. This includes swelling, also referred to as edema. During pregnancy, the body retains fluid in order to allow for the expansion for the developing baby. While the extra fluid helps prepare us for delivery (we produce 50% more blood and body fluids during this time!), it also can show up in the hands, face, legs, ankles and feet.

Swelling tends to become worse with these factors:

  •      Heat
  •      Strenuous activity for long periods
  •      Excessive caffeine consumption
  •      Standing for long periods
  •      Excessive sodium consumption

Here’s 5 ways to help alleviate the discomfort associated with pregnancy swelling.

 

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About Anita Mirchandani

Anita Mirchandani, M.S, R.D, C.D.N received a B.A. from NYU and a M.S. in Clinical Nutrition from NYU. After completing a dietetic internship at New York-Presbyterian hospital, Anita is a practicing Registered Dietitian. Anita also maintains current fitness certifications in indoor cycling, kickboxing, group exercise, and personal training. As of June 2014, Anita represents the New York State Dietetic Association as a media spokesperson. She is also an AFPA certified prenatal and postnatal exercise specialist. Currently, Anita consults on all things nutrition related for food and beverage start-ups. She is the resident dietitian at Yummy Spoonfuls and contributes content to various platforms. Follow @FitNutAnita on Twitter and Instagram to be part of the conversation!

Anita Mirchandani

Anita Mirchandani

Anita Mirchandani, M.S, R.D, C.D.N received a B.A. from NYU and a M.S. in Clinical Nutrition from NYU. After completing a dietetic internship at New York-Presbyterian hospital, Anita is a practicing Registered Dietitian. Anita also maintains current fitness certifications in indoor cycling, kickboxing, group exercise, and personal training. As of June 2014, Anita represents the New York State Dietetic Association as a media spokesperson. She is also an AFPA certified prenatal and postnatal exercise specialist. Currently, Anita consults on all things nutrition related for food and beverage start-ups. She is the resident dietitian at Yummy Spoonfuls and contributes content to various platforms. Follow @FitNutAnita on Twitter and Instagram to be part of the conversation!

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