Homeopathic Remedies for Swelling During Pregnancy
Swelling is a condition that is common in pregnancy. Baby Center, an online site for pregnant women, states that almost all pregnant women experience some degree of swelling. Although there are very few medicinal cures for swelling, except in extreme cases, there are several homeopathic solutions you can try at home to reduce swelling.
Less Weight Gain
Pay attention to the amount of exercise you are getting, and to what you are eating. Baby Center states that women who gain more weight during pregnancy swell more than other women. You should gain a pound per week of your pregnancy, and not more than that, unless your doctor has instructed you to gain more weight. Eat small meals that are healthy, and high in fruits, vegetables, and protein. Walk or get other types of exercise each day. Follow your doctor’s recommendations for good diet and exercise during pregnancy.
Your kidneys will work hard to rid your body of toxins that might cause swelling. There are several foods that you can eat to help your kidneys do their work and reduce swelling. These foods include foods that are high in Vitamins C and E, like tomatoes, strawberries, melons, and foods that have vegetable oils.
Reduce swelling by helping yourself. Get more rest than usual, and rest with your feet up whenever possible. Each time you are resting, your body is able to work in other ways – rebuilding cells, warding off excess water gain, and reducing swelling in your extremities. The more rest you are able to get, the less swelling you will experience during pregnancy.
Follow several home cures listed at Ayushveda online. These include drinking Dahi ,or curd. Drink curd, found in a fresh glass of buttermilk, 2-3 times a day. Buttermilk clears your body of toxins and helps to reduce swelling. It is also safe to drink during pregnancy. Lecithin seeds and sesame seeds, while containing salt, contain natural antioxidants that help reduce swelling.
Speak to your doctor or obstetrician before trying any anti-swelling homeopathic or holistic swelling cures. Because of your particular medical or health conditions, certain holistic or home remedies may be contraindicated.