Swelling Hands and Feet?

QUESTION

Dear Doula,
I've been experiencing swelling in my feet and hands for the last couple of days. I am 37-weeks pregnant and I can't seem to get any relief. I have stopped my salt intake and have been drinking plenty of water as suggested by my doctor and I'm still experiencing swelling. What should I do now?

ANSWER

You may find excellent relief from this condition by increasing your protein intake to 100 grams of protein per day. Choosing to do this has helped so many women who experience swelling.

Limiting salt is not the answer and could even make it worse.

There are protein counters online and if you write down everything you eat, find and count the protein grams on these protein counters, you can see how much you are getting each day and add more protein as needed.

-- Kerry, HCHI, CHt

Kerry Tuschhoff

Kerry Tuschhoff, HCHI, CHt, CI has been in the birthing field since 1989. She taught the Bradley method of natural childbirth from 1989 to 1999 and then created the Hypnobabies Childbirth Hypnosis course. She has attended over 250 births as a Doula and Hypno-Doula, and feels it is an honor to be asked to share such a wonderfully spiritual experience with her childbirth students.

She is also a certified hypnotherapist, trains Hypnobabies Instructors, author of Hypnobabies: Eyes Open Childbirth Hypnosis, a conference speaker and is Founder/Director of Hypnobabies LLC in Southern California. Kerry feels that women can enjoy their own way to give birth with excellent education, support and loving encouragement. She looks forward to helping you all have the best possible birth experience you can. Please take a moment to visit Kerry's Website.