Jessica Simpson likes to stay in touch with her fans. This time, the mom-to-be reached out on Instagram for advice on how to treat her swollen feet. While there are some commonsense tips such as resting at intervals through the day and keeping feet elevated, FN reached out medical and footwear experts on advice for dealing with the discomfort she’s experiencing.
According to the American Pregnancy Association, a website that promotes wellness, during this period, the body produces about 50 percent more blood and body fluids to meet the needs of the developing baby, resulting in swelling called edema.
Dr. Joshua Moore, a podiatrist and surgeon at the Temple University Foot & Ankle Institute, explained that while there are some lifestyle changes pregnant women can make to address swollen feet, the condition can’t be prevented. Here, he shares tips on how to lessen the swelling.
Change your diet
The most important action women can take is limiting their intake of sodium and caffeine since these can cause dehydration in the body, which results in the retention of water.
Be mindful of how you’re sitting and for how long
Next, don’t sit for long periods of time or keep legs crossed. “If legs are bent, it prevents