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4.5 months pregnant everything looks normal but the lower limbs showing considerable swelling and numbness sometimes associated with needle like prickly pain please advice.

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Get her antenatal check ups done regularly specially BP and urine examination for proteins, blood test for sugar, hemoglobin and other tests to rule out infections which can affect the growing baby. Reduce salt intake total bed rest more potassium through citrus fruits like oranges and lemon juice your doctor may have to give her a diuretic medicine to drain the swelling by more urine take care.
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Hi Lybrate user, During this phase, the body produces approximately 50% more blood and body fluids to meet the needs of the developing baby. Normal swelling is visible in the hands, face, legs, ankles, and feet. You should not be worried till it is sudden (report it to your gynecologist). Swelling may be experienced at any point during pregnancy, but it tends to be noticed around the fifth month and can increase after the fifth month. Make sure that your blood pressure is controlled. You can help your body during this phase by avoiding standing for long periods, minimize outings when it is hot, rest with elevated feet, wear stockings, avoid tight clothes around wrists or ankles, drink enough water, rest in swimming pool. In diet minimize salt. Eat bananas, avoid caffeine. Use homeopathy, the safest medicine for kids and mothers. Happy pregnancy and safe delivery!
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