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The legs and feet of a pregnant woman are exposed to a special load. On the one hand, the load on the joints is increased by the weight gain, on the other hand, the connective tissue is hormonally influenced by pregnancy and many women complain of massive water retention at the ankles and dry skin on the legs.
Unpleasant Side Effects That Can Be Alleviated With The Right Yips:
- Keep your legs elevated as often as you can.
- High heels are taboo during pregnancy – wear comfortable shoes.
- If you have a tendency to varicose veins, wear support stockings.
- Avoid standing for long periods of time.
- Brush massages promote blood circulation and revitalize the legs.
- During sedentary activities, get up often and walk a few steps.
Footbath Yes – Pregnant Women Should Pay Attention To A Few Things
Footbaths relax the legs and feet and provide new energy. – Pregnant women should never take a hot foot bath, however, but always use lukewarm water (just as with full baths). It is also important not to use stimulating bath additives – rosemary & Co. may disappear in the bathroom cabinet during pregnancy. Instead, lavender, chestnut, and pure sea salt have a relaxing and caring effect in equal measure.
A Good Footbed Prevents Many A Leg Problem
No matter how much you love your high heels, you should definitely give them up during pregnancy and look for nice shoes with a good footbed. – Quickly, even fashion fanatics will realize that there is also fashionable footwear in the “flat shoes” department and your feet will thank you.
A professional pedicure can be very relaxing for an expectant mother and very healthy for the feet. The bigger the baby bump gets, the harder it is to keep and maintain the feet yourself – a pedicure from a professional chiropodist can work wonders. – Relax, be pampered, and go home with fit feet again.