A pregnant woman’s feet take a lot of abuse. They have to contend with added weight, gravity shifts, cramps, fatigue and swelling. A foot massage relieves the everyday stress on your feet during pregnancy and relaxes your entire body. The American Pregnancy Association credits prenatal massage with lower anxiety levels, increased cardiovascular health and improved labor outcomes. Though you may not always have a massage therapist, a loving spouse or a dedicated friend available to provide this much-needed attention, even the most pregnant of women can learn to massage her own feet.