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hi ladies. plz help

Discussion in 'Pregnancy & Labor' started by Pavithra55, Jun 5, 2010.

  1. Pavithra55

    Pavithra55 Gold IL'ite

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    hi dearies. my aunt is 7 month pregnant now. her bp is normal. we have done the glucose test too. even that is normal. doctor said everything is fine. nowadays she is got leg pain and her legs are all swollen. can you plz tell us as to why the swelling is. she is bit plumpy. ill be very thank full to one all for your help. plz suggest us what to do ......?
     
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  2. ganges

    ganges Gold IL'ite

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    dear friend

    since the doctro said everything is normal dont worry. In our days if the legs are swollen, the elders will ask us to walk a lot, drink lots of water and also to pass urine often. she should not sit for a longer time. walking is the best solution.

    previously the doctor herself will ask us to take plenty of barley water. but nowadays the doctors are not preferring that.

    ganges
     
  3. ilite

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    Hi Pavithra,

    Congrats to your aunt.

    The swelling is be a matter of concern. Since her BP and sugar levels are normal, the weight gain may not be that much of a issue. But still she needs to watch her weight and eat loads of fibres , fruits and non-fatty stuff to keep it under control. She has a risk of getting high BP and gestational diabetes at later stages if she does not.

    For the swelling,a little bit is normal, but if is very swollen check with the doctor first. Home remedies can be as follows:

    1. Reduce intake of salt.
    2. Drink barley water(Boil barley in water, strain it and drink). This will cause her to run to the bathroom often, so better to do it while she is at home.
    3. Move around often ( I know very difficult to do at this stage).
    4. Keep her feet elevated while sleeping.
    5. Sleep on the sides (left side mostly)


    Hope that helps.

    All the best to your aunt.
     
  4. Pavithra55

    Pavithra55 Gold IL'ite

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    hi ganges and ilite, ill surely assist my aunt to take barley water and go water. thanx dearies for your feedback
     

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