How to ease pregnancy leg and foot pain at night

May 23, 2016

Leg and foot pain during pregnancy can ruin your evening and scupper your chances of getting a good night's sleep. But why are your legs extra painful just before bed?

Walking around all day and carrying the extra weight of your baby puts pressure on your ankles and legs, which makes them feel achy and uncomfortable when the time comes to hit the sack.  Remember that your tootsies and your legs are having to support a lot more than they used to, especially in your last trimester when your baby is growing at speed. Plus, your uterus is putting pressure on your veins, which keeps more fluid in your legs, calves and feet.

Putting your feet up during the day can relieve some of the pressure, however it's tricky to incorporate a quick nap or a lie down into your schedule if you're working full time or have other children to look after. The other option is to massage your legs, feet and ankles before bed to reduce the swelling, ease discomfort and make it easier to fall asleep.

Our Soothing Leg & Foot Cream is the perfect product for the job! A blend of anti-inflammatory Aloe Vera, re-hydrating Shea butter and stimulating Naiouli oil, it provides instant relief for tired, itchy and achy legs. Massage it onto the legs to help you relax, condition your skin and improve your skin tone. Better yet, get someone else to do it for you so you can gently drift away while they're at it!

 

 

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