How To Avoid Swelling When PregnantWritten by Beverley Brooke
Edema, otherwise known as swelling, will affect almost all women at some point during their pregnancy. Swelling or Edema is most often result of excessive levels of hormones coursing through your body.
Really, best thing you can do to combat swelling is to drink far more fluid. It may seem counter intuitive, but more juice and water you drink less water your body will hold onto and less puffy you will be. You should be working to drink at least 10 eight ounce glasses of water per day. Also try to avoid diuretic beverages such as tea and coffee, which contain caffeine. These are more likely to dehydrate you than invigorate you during your pregnancy.
Kegal Exercises During PregnancyWritten by Beverley Brooke
You probably became familiar with Kegel exercises during your pregnancy. Kegel exercises are equally important after pregnancy to help restore tone and strength of your vaginal wall.
Kegel exercises help strengthen your pelvic muscles, which weaken during childbirth. Why would you want to strengthen these muscles? If they are weak, you could have bladder control problems. You may also find that intercourse is more fulfilling when you have control of your kegel muscles.
Not sure how to do your Kegelís? Pretend that you are trying to stop flow of urine next time you are sitting on toilet (or anywhere for that matter). Those are very muscles you need to contract in order to do your Kegels. You can also insert a finger into your vagina and try squeezing just like you are trying to stop flow of urine. If you feel tightness around your finger, you are performing exercise correctly.