Much of the weight gained during pregnancy isn’t from the baby itself. Rather, it’s from extra fluid that your body creates to cushion and nurture the baby. All this extra fluid can lead to swelling, one of the most common side effects of pregnancy.

Swelling can happen at any time of your pregnancy, but it most commonly appears at about the five-month mark, often getting worse during the final trimester.

Mild swelling is normal, but if you notice sudden swelling in your face or hands, you should contact your healthcare provider immediately, as this could be a sign of preeclampsia.

Thankfully, there are steps you can take at home to control the mild swelling that normally comes with pregnancy. Here are seven ways to combat swelling while expecting a baby, from elevating your legs to trying water aerobics.