Thank goodness I have such an awesome midwife this time around! Last time, I started swelling up around 28-30 weeks and it never stopped, just got worse and worse until I had no ankles at all and was totally miserable. My previous midwife's advise was to keep my feet up, avoid salt and drink water...yeah, not helpful. This time however, my midwife is wonderfully proactive and whenever I start swelling I can do a few things and it's gone by morning (even after walking all over legoland and eating junk food all day yesterday!).
My new routine when I start to swell is take some nettle tincture (from my midwife) with a glass of juice with mama calm (a magnesium supplement) then hop in a bath with epsom salt, afterward I chug as much water as I can stand and get my husband to massage my feet with a peppermint EO lotion. Add to that my daily yoga and being active chasing my toddler and I think that's the magic remedy for me. :) My midwife also recommends eating or juicing celery, carrots, cucumber and watermelon so I snack on those as often as possible. I'm really just in awe that I'm almost 35 weeks and I still can see my ankle bones and wear my wedding rings!
Do you have any "secret" weapons to share?