Jessica Simpson asks followers how to cure her SWOLLEN ankles during pregnancy

Jessica Simpson is currently suffering with massively swollen feet, otherwise known as edema, and is asking fans for their help to get through it.

The actress and beauty mogul is expecting baby number three with her husband Eric Johnson, and she turned to social media last night for advice on relieving swelling.

She posted an image to her Instagram account of her poor feet, which look double their normal size.


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She captioned the shot; "Any remedies?! Help!!!!" in a suitably alarmed fashion, and luckily her followers offered supportive and sympathetic advice.

They told her to elevate her leg as much as possible, which the Mayo Clinic also suggests, as well as spending time swimming, wearing compression stockings and loose clothing to relieve pressure on the veins.

They claim sleeping on your left side eases "the large vein that returns blood from the lower half of your body to your heart."

The Mayo Clinic also write that women suffering from edema should try to be "be physically active every day." Walking and low-impact light exercise can relieve the swelling in some women's cases.


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Simpson hasn't had the easiest week, with her health getting in the way of her enjoying pregnant life. 

She already has six-year-old daughter Maxwell and five-year-old son Ace with her husband, and she's hugely excited for the birth of her third baby.

Entertainment Tonight spoke with Simpson in October, and the expectant mom got candid about her pregnancy cravings.


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"I crave everything!" she said. "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!"

Simpson also elaborated on other common side effects of pregnancy; 

"I go with the waddle -- Immediately when I found out I was pregnant, I was like, stick the stomach out, pop the hips out and waddle. Just own the waddle."

We're so glad she's opening up about life as an expectant mother, she's certainly not alone in her health experiences.



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