In this episode you will learn some simple solutions for common pregnancy discomforts.
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Male Speaker: The contents of this video are for informational purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding your medical condition or before seeking any new treatment. Kelly McBride: Hi and thank you for watching Baby Belly Fitness. My name is Kelly McBride with babyssentials.com. Today's topic is solutions to common pregnancy discomfort. There are all sorts of pregnancy discomforts and each one comes with its own solution. And while it's true that pregnancy pains are common, they can point for more serious problems, so they should not be ignored. So listen to your body, mommies and no ones that seek out the help of a professional. So let's take a look at some of the common discomforts and some solutions that might help ease you. So the first one would be swelling, so many moms has swelling throughout their pregnancy. You might be okay in the morning, but as the day goes on, you feel that your legs and feet might swell. By the end of the night, your legs are swollen. So what is some of the things that you can do? Well, you can keep your feet elevated and avoid getting overheated and be sure to wear proper shoes. Low healed shoes with good support are recommended and avoid standing for long periods of time. The second discomfort would be constipation, so one of the best ways to avoid constipation altogether is to prevent it. So take a good look at your diet, be sure that you are getting adequate hydration through out the day, tweaking your 8-12, 8 ounce glasses of water. Also be sure to include a fiber rich diet, a diet that includes lots of fruits and vegetables and even bran cereals. Exercising regularly is also a great drug free method of avoiding constipation as well. How about morning sickness? Many women experience morning sickness in their first trimester, but drinking water throughout the day has proven to alleviate some of the common discomforts of morning sickness as well as eating frequent small meals and avoid eating that greasy food. And as you might know keeping those crackers by your bedside is also a good choice. The last would be varicose veins. The varicose veins, you can avoid by not wearing tight clothing around the waist or the legs and move around if you tend to stand for long periods of time. And if your varicose veins get troublesome, you can even ask your practitioner for some compression clothing and that will help reduce the varicose veins itself. So I hope some of these tips would help. For more information please see the article that accompanies this video. Thank you very much for watching, have a great day. This is Kelly McBride with babyssentials.com.
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