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Pregnancy presents various complications, including fluid retention, one of the drawbacks most common and troublesome during this stage so wonderful for most moms. However, many women have swollen feet in the week postpartum, it has even been considered a normal alteration after giving birth.

Discusses the specialists that edema caused by fluid retention that women experience after childbirth come to be extended not treated on time.

Swollen feet after childbirth What are the causes?

  • It happens because the uterus is agigante during gestation by exerting pressure on the pelvic veins and the vena cava, which gives as a result the blood to circulate slowly, and then pauses momentarily in the tissues of the legs and ankles.
  • Initially, due to the retention of fluids during pregnancy.
  • After delivery, it is necessary to wait some time for the swelling to go relent, especially if you had a cesarean delivery.
  • Even up to two weeks after normal delivery have the extremities (feet and legs) swollen.
  • This alteration is not a disease, so get quiet! Treating it properly does not have to present problems in the future.

However, the swelling of feet and legs often occurs without any justifications usual. Among them we have:

  • Sedentary way of life.
  • Weight gain.
  • Pre-eclampsia.
  • Multiple pregnancy.
  • Hormonal alterations.

How to avoid the hassle?

The important thing is to avoid excess salt in meals and also ingesting plenty of water, however, there are other options to mitigate the swollen feet after delivery.

  • Avoid being in one position for a long time.
  • We walk at least 25 minutes a day.
  • Do elevations in feet and legs, leaving them for ten seconds in the air.
  • Use loose fitting clothing and comfortable shoes.
  • Massaging the feet and legs daily.

It is important to take into account that if the swelling remains for a long time, we have to go to the doctor, in addition if you have pain, or one leg is more swollen than the other and this comes coupled with migraines, nausea and blurred vision, it is necessary to go with a specialist.

Read also: Abdomen post delivery What to expect?

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