3. Swelling

Your body’s liquids increase by over 50% when you are pregnant! You need enough blood volume to support you and baby both, and then there are amniotic fluids, as well as extra water to keep both of you hydrated. Swelling is bound to occur! Here is what to do.

Wear loose, comfortable clothing and shoes. Make sure you drink the recommended amount of water, as well as lots of juice and milk. Don’t overload on salty foods, but don’t cut salt out of your diet entirely. You need a balanced amount of salt in your diet. Livestrong.com says that about 1 ½ teaspoon per day is the recommended amount for pregnant women.

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