Leg swelling in pregnancy

Leg swelling in pregnancy

Leg swelling in pregnancy

During pregnancy your legs start to swell, this happens due to the pressure of the uterus on veins and lymphatic of your legs making them pool into your legs and swells them. Sometimes this is confused with hypertensive problems of pregnancy. Consult your doctor to make sure everything is normal. It can be decreased by avoiding long stands, raising your legs on a pillow while sitting and decrease your salt intake.