Most common in late pregnancy and in hot weather and in women who are on their feet throughout the day.
- Increase water
- Avoid salty foods
- Elevate feet above the level of the heart when resting
- Avoid squatting, sitting, or standing at length
- Wear support hose- available at Motherhood (full length hose are better than knee or thigh high)
- Wear Maternity belt – available at Motherhood or BabieRUs
- Call if warmth, palpable clot, chest pain, shortness of breath, concerns