What Causes Swelling in Pregnancy and How To Combat It

Swelling during pregnancy is known as edema, is a common problem. It can affect feet, hands, face, legs, private parts and breasts

Swelling occurs due to hormonal changes during pregnancy and increased blood production

Simple measures like soaking your feet in warm water mixed with a pinch of salt can help reduce swollen legs

Hormonal changes and increased milk production contribute to breast swelling. Wear supportive and maternity bra

Nasal swelling is due to hormonal changes and increased blood flow to the mucus membranes. Stay hydrated and use saline nasal spray

Swelling of hands and fingers during pregnancy is also common. Keep hands in salt water for 10 minutes

Some believe that swelling in certain areas can indicate the gender of the baby however, there is no scientific evidence to support this.

Avoid consuming excess salt during pregnancy, as it can increase the problem of swelling

Do light exercise to prevent complications related to inflammation. Yoga and prenatal exercises can help manage swelling