Pregnancy Exercise For Swollen Feet & Ankles

Ankle Rotations
  • During pregnancy, blood circulation in the body slows down 
  • This leads to swollen feet & ankles
  • Women who stand for long periods of time are prone to this condition
  • Improves blood circulation
  • Reduces swelling & fluid retention in the feet
Simple techniques
    1. Sit on the mat with your legs outstretched in front
    2. Begin circling your ankles
    3. Point your feet forward, turn it to the right ensuring you touch the floor
    4. Now flex the feet & to the left & ensure you touch the floor
    5. End with a point & reverse the movement
    6. Repeat this 4-8 times
    7. Remember to breathe normally throughout the exercise.
  • Exercise is recommended for mothers on bed rest
  • Do this exercise post a cesarean section
  • Take frequent breaks from work to prevent fluid retention
  • Consult a doctor if swelling persists
  • Eat a piece of fruit or some light snack before workout

These remedies are based on the principles of Ayurveda, the ancient Indian science of healing, and are completely natural, non-invasive, and can be prepared at home. Consult your doctor if the symptoms persist. Refer to the terms of use.

Sonali Shivlani

Childbirth Educator,

Sonali Shivlani is an internationally certified pregnancy, lactation and child nutrition counselor. She has worked with more than 15,000 couples and has conducted pregnancy and parenting sessions and workshops internationally. She is the Executive Director of the Pregnancy Fitness Educator Program at CAPPA International and trains candidates in the field of prenatal fitness.

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