During gestation the body produces approximately 50% more blood and fluids to support your baby’s development. Swelling or edema is often experienced in the hands, face, legs, ankles, and feet as a result of the additional production of fluid. Fluid retention occurs during pregnancy to soften the body which enables expansion as the baby grows.
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Pregnancy is an exciting time in one’s life and to ensure you and your unborn child are as safe as possible here is a list of tasks and chores to avoid while pregnant. Hot tubs – Sitting in hot tubs during pregnancy can cause hyperthermia which is an abnormally high body temperature.
During pregnancy, you must take the utmost care of yourself as you are not only responsible for your own well being but for that of the life growing inside of you. During pregnancy there are several household chores that should be avoided. Avoid carrying heavy loads: Your healthcare provider will provide recommendations on how much weight is safe to carry.