Simple Home Remedies for Swollen Feet

Experiencing swollen feet during pregnancy is a regular phenomenon. This can occur in any trimester of pregnancy as every pregnancy is different from each other. The inflammation happens for excess fluid in blood and body.

Generally, it happens at a certain level to them, who stand and walk on the paddle for a long time and stay in a warm season. Some remedies can be used during the swollen feet duration.

Avoid sitting or standing for a long period

Your blood circulation can’t happen properly when you sit or stand for long periods. Just change the position every 20 minutes to let the blood flow normally.

Drinking more water

Hard to believe like feeling counteractive? But no, this is one of the ways to get rid of excess water. The matter is like that, if there would be a lack of water, then there is no way of expelling extra water. Your kidney should be reminded that it has to dispose of the excess amount of water, otherwise, for the lack of water, it doesn’t feel it necessary to expel water. By the way, during pregnancy inadequacy of water is not good, and then dehydration can happen.

Take plenty of foods filled with salt, nutrients full of electrolytes

It’s very normal to increase the level of water by 20 lbs and the swelling is the natural phenomena of this.  Unprocessed sea salt is very good for a pregnant lady. They should avoid table salt and processed & packaged food to have a healthy diet. Daily food should contain the electrolytes like sodium, potassium, magnesium and calcium etc to balance the electrolyte balance. Excessive salt is harmful to anybody, so balance is necessary.

Eat potassium-rich food

During pregnancy just take potassium-rich food exclusively as it is very important that helps to keep balance the salt in your body to relieve from excess fluids and reduce the tendency of swollen feet. Eat plenty of cabbage, arugula, bananas, avocado, kiwi, prune juice, watercress, spinach, sun-dried tomatoes, etc.

Decrease or avoid caffeine intake

Caffeine increases the tendency of urination and it causes dehydration. Thus the problem of swollen feet would be more serious as it causes fluid retention. You can replace the coffee with peppermint tea that is full of potassium.


Uplift the feet

Lift the feet for 10 to 20 minutes 3 to 4 times a day. The method is that just elevate the feet slightly above the level of your heart so that the blood and fluids get back to the heart and relieve you from swollen feet.

Exercise or yoga

Do very light exercise or pregnant yoga to keep your body feet. Some may think that exercise is bad for a pregnant lady, but it is just a myth. Just apply the steps that are useful and comfortable for pregnancy.  It helps to circulate the blood properly whole over the body. It can help in many discomforts during pregnancy.

Salt bath

Fill the bucket or bathtub with salt warm water with Epsom salt or magnesium salt of a half cup and take a bath on it. This mixture would make you relax during and after a bath. You can mix some essential oils too with the water to get more benefit.

Oil massage to feet

A gentle foot massage can help you relieve the swollen symptoms. You can add the arnica oil that helps to get rid of the sore and achy muscle. But always try to maintain the level of massaging while you are pregnant.

Lying on the left side in bed

When you are sleeping and relaxing try to lie on the left side. It’s said to be increased blood circulation on lying on the left side of you.

Apple cider vinegar

The elements of apple sided vinegar are good to maintain the salt level in the body. So try a tablespoon of vinegar in one cup water to help yourself.


If you see that you have the most threatening and deadly sequence of occurring swollen feet every day and fails to try to come out of the situation, then consult a health care provider and take some suggestions accordingly.

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