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How To Prevent Pregnancy Bloating

Watch more How to Have a Healthy Pregnancy videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Take a few precautions to reduce or prevent pregnancy bloating. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Lie down Lie down with your feet elevated. Bloating is caused by leakage of fluid from blood vessels and gravity inhibits blood flow to elevated extremities. Tip Consult your obstetrician regularly while pregnant. Bloating, also called edema, and sudden weight gain during pregnancy may be a sign of a serious condition called preeclampsia. Step 2: Wear loose clothes Wear loose clothing. Constrictive clothing will restrict circulation, encouraging bloating. Step 3: Exercise Exercise regularly. Exercise cuts down on swelling by promoting circulation. Step 4: Avoid salt and caffeine Avoid salty foods and diuretics, such as caffeine. Step 5: Drink water Drink eight to 10 glasses of water daily. Water helps your kidneys get rid of excess fluid. Step 6: Consult doctor Ask your doctor about any herbs you may wish to take to relieve bloating. Tip Use safflower oil and eat farm-raised fish a few times a week. It may reduce bloating. Step 7: Be patient Be patient. It's temporary -- and all for a good cause. Did You Know? Fifty percent of pregnant women experience edema, or swelling, during pregnancy, usually peaking during the third trimester.
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