My first pregnancy was almost perfect – only a little disturbed toxicosis in the first trimester. And when the daughter began to move, everything was fine, and even before the birth itself, I felt fine. But with my little boy I happened to suffer a little. Two months before the birth I had to arrange fasting days, because of the constant swelling.
Why there are swelling
My boy appeared on the hottest day of the year, in July. But May and June didn’t come out much cooler, I had to drink a lot of liquids, but as luck would have it, it lingered in my body for a long time, my legs became very swollen.
In the morning I felt pretty good, but by the evening, it seemed to me that the skin on my legs would not stand and burst. My doctor tried to put me in the hospital, but since I only needed to adjust my diet a little bit, I preferred to be at home.
It was not necessary to comprehend any particular wisdom – it limited the consumption of salt and sugar and arranged for itself apple days for three days. At first I ate raw apples, but they only wanted to eat more, and the swelling did not take long to wait. Then I used to bake apples in the oven, without additives and toppings, just whole ones. During the day I could die a dozen.
By the end of the week, there was no sign of edema. But after a month I could not put on my favorite sandals again, and the wedding ring was squeezed by a finger.
After consulting with the doctor, I decided to try the kefir-curd fasting days, but the result upset me – until I ate anything except curd and kefir – there was no swelling, but only returned to the usual diet – again appeared.
I also tried a vegetable diet (baked pumpkin and zucchini), but the taste … I confess honestly, this is not for me. I had no choice but to return to my favorite apple diet again.
Thanks to such fasting days, I avoided drug treatment, and my son was born on time and perfectly healthy.
And did you have such problems? And how did you fight them?