Swelling Extremities

Swelling ExtremitiesDear Aunty Tina, I’m 7 months pregnant and my feet and fingers are already swelling up. Is there anything I can do to help keep the swelling to a minimum?

Yes. Make sure you’re drinking lots of water and eating protein, vitamin B6, kelp instead of salt and take a walk in the tide pools or a stream or soak your feet in cold water at the end of the day (constricting the blood vessels and improving circulation).

Cucumbers are my favorite! One a day really seems to help.

Avoid processed foods and stay away from breads. I know that two pieces of toast become three, with lots of butter and lots of jam and it’s delicious but you can live without it!

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Tina Garzero CPM, LMT. practiced midwifery for 40 years and lived on Maui for over 35 Years. She was the mother to 9 children and lived in Haiku. She is the heart of the Mauimama and will be sorely missed. (Tina Garzero 1951-2015). We love you Tina. This website is dedicated to Tina's life and service on Maui.