Pregnant mom Jessica Simpson pleads to fans for 'help' after posting horribly swollen foot
On Thursday, musician Jessica Simpson revealed that she was having a pretty rough pregnancy. She took to Instagram to share an image of her swollen left foot.
In the caption of her post, the star pleaded with her fans for help with a remedy for her ailment.
Jessica Simpson, 38, captioned the image of her heavily swollen foot: “Any remedies?! Help!!!!” Her fans who could relate were quick to share their sympathies while others revealed their own remedies and diagnosis.
For more on this story go to our Twitter account @amomama_usa. According to the American Pregnancy Association’s website during pregnancy, “the body produces approximately 50 percent more blood and body fluids to meet the needs of the developing baby.”
The swelling that the singer is currently facing is called edema. It is a common occurrence in the hands, face, legs, ankles, and feet.
As painful as it is, it’s something that is completely normal. The Mayo Clinic suggested that pregnant women could alleviate edema by staying off their feet, wearing compression stockings, spending time in a pool, wearing loose clothing, and sleeping on their left side.
Sleeping on your left side relieves pressure on "the large vein that returns blood from the lower half of your body to your heart." Simpson revealed that she was expecting her third child and second girl in September.
A year ago the singer had revealed that she had no plans of having a third child. She’d even gone as far as sharing that she was on the highly effective contraceptive, the IUD.
However, when she found out she was pregnant; a friend revealed that the news was a “very happy surprise.” Simpson’s brother-in-law, Evan Ross, shared about the pregnancy saying: “I think it was a little bit of a surprise. I think it's really cool.”
Simpson and her husband, Eric Johnson, 39, got married in 2014. They are already parents to another daughter Maxwell “Maxi” Drew, 6, and a son Ace Knute, 5.
In October, the musician shared that her pregnancy was making her "crave everything!" She confessed, “It's like, with a girl, I just want, like, Pop-Tarts and cinnamon rolls and cinnamon gummy bears and sour cherries. Bring it on!"
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