During pregnancy, mothers-to-be may be confronted with the famous phenomenon of “heavy legs.” Pain, heaviness, tingling, leg cramps …These unpleasant sensations are mainly due to the upheavals that the body undergoes during pregnancy (hormonal change with a greater synthesis of estrogen and progesterone, increase in weight, compression of the veins by the uterus, and increase in blood volume).
All of this will cause circulation problems. It will be difficult for the blood to go back to the heart and stop in the veins, thus creating pressure on the lower limbs, causing heavy legs. To keep the spirit light, Ocimum gives you this week these little tips to have beautiful and light legs during your pregnancy!
Follow these 6 tips:
We raise our legs
Raising your legs as soon as you can allow blood to flow up your legs. For example, put your feet on an ottoman when you are sitting during the day. During the night, a cushion under your feet is enough to raise your legs 5 to 10 cm. You can even take the opportunity to have your legs massaged by darling!
We massage his legs
In addition to being pleasant on a daily basis, massage also facilitates blood circulation. Massage your legs from the bottom to the top in order to make the blood go up in the legs. Relaxation effect guaranteed! For even more pleasure, choose to massage yourself with l’Envolée, our relaxing and toning treatment that can be used from the first month of pregnancy. Enriched with Aloe Vera, your legs are refreshed and hydrated in a single gesture! Without menthol, your legs are relieved and soothed without risk for you or for the baby! We say “goodbye to heavy legs during pregnancy”!
We run our legs under cold water
Nothing better to strengthen and energize your legs than to finish your toilet by a very cold shower, from the bottom to the top of the legs. Of course, you will have to bite the bullet a bit, but it’s for a good cause! Bypassing cold water on your legs twice a day (morning and evening), your blood circulation improves, and the effects of heavy legs are… lighter! And if you are really cautious, a very simple little trick can save you the torture of a cold shower: just wrap your legs in towels moistened with cold water.
We make ourselves beautiful
Choose soft and loose clothing. You will be able to move in all lightness and simplicity. For your feet, forget about heels that are too high or, on the contrary, too flat and adopt the right height: about 2 centimeters. You can also use compression socks and stockings; they compress your muscles for support and help bring blood up. Very effective! And that the most skeptical be reassured: there are now very sexy models … No more grandmothers stockings!
We work our legs
It is not about playing sports intensively and going for a marathon. You can walk and swim a little, if possible, and without any medical contraindications. Swimming, with its relaxing effect, promotes the feeling of lightness and gives you a feeling of well-being. If you don’t like swimming, you can also walk in water, in a river, or in the sea, the goal being to boost venous return.
We have fun with good herbal teas
Choose fresh fruits and vegetables, and especially drink a lot. Specially selected plants for mothers, you will drink with pleasure throughout the day!
If, despite all these solutions, this feeling in the legs persists, do not hesitate to talk to your doctor.