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16 Pregnancy Hacks That Are Sheer Genius

Nine months never went by so fast.

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1. If you have swollen pregnancy feet, soak them in tonic water.

Cold or room-temperature tonic water reduces swelling in feet and ankles. The quinine reduces inflammation and the bubbles soothe sore feet.


3. Use a hair tie or rubber band as an expander for your jeans.

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Loop the hair tie through the buttonhole and hook it onto the button. You can use this hack as a zipper extender, too.

5. Eat six dates a day to help induce natural labor.

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Although this hasn’t been proven definitively to work, there have been studies that support the idea that eating six dates a day helps women go into labor spontaneously and have a shorter first phase.

6. Use kinesio tape to relieve discomfort during your pregnancy.

This tape helps lift the skin and promote better blood circulation. Check out Diary of a Fit Mommy for a breakdown of ways the sports tape can help with pain.


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