The pressure of the uterus on the pelvic veins, fluid retention in the body and increased pressure in leg veins is the main cause of edema formation during pregnancy in women. This files most often appear swelling in the feet and ankles of both legs and increase towards evening, especially if pregnant spent the whole day on my feet. If the swelling has moved to the calf, and after pressing a finger for a few seconds leaves a mark, then you must immediately consult your doctor so as to avoid any serious complications. An experienced professional will give directions on tests and prescribe drugs in the required dosage.


Drugs approved for use in pregnant women is diuretics, which are produced on the basis of plants.
The drug "Kanefron" - has a diuretic, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and antispasmodic effects. The composition of this medication include: rosemary leaves, roots of lovage and herb centaury. Its application is possible throughout pregnancy. Produce "Kanefron" in the form of drops and tablets, but for pregnant women it is preferable to take the tablets because the drops contain alcohol.

It proved to combat swelling "Vitalizing". It also includes medicinal herbs such as: birch leaves, roots of couch grass, horsetail herb extract, parsley roots, pine, orange and sage oil. This drug can be used, if the kidneys of pregnant women no acute inflammatory process.

"Eufillin" - has a diuretic effect, causes a rapid increase in excretion with urine water and electrolytes, relieves spasms. The medication not recommended to take on an empty stomach, as may occur with dizziness, headache and disturbance of bowel function. Do not use this medicine for epilepsy, diseases of the cardiovascular system, as well as at low blood pressure.

Traditional medicine

With the appearance of edema during pregnancy, it is recommended to sit on a salt-free diet that excludes salt from the diet. It is possible to resort to the help of folk remedies. Helps get rid of edema - a drink made of berries cranberries or cranberry. You need fresh berries to grind with sugar and pour boiled water. Drink one glass three times a day.

Remove puffiness will help the infusion of the hips which keeps the weight and thirst quenching without adverse effects. To prepare this drink you need 100 grams of rose hips slightly mash, put in a thermos and pour 1 liter of boiling water. Infuse for 6-7 hours, then strain and drink half a Cup 3-4 times a day.