Advice

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011 - Florida Aquarium

I had similar aches when I was pregnant. My back killed, too. I work at a desk, and I flipped over a small trashcan and popped a pillow on top of it to elevate my legs. I also walked around the office every hour or 2 (not to mention going to the restroom). 

Unfortunately. there really isn’t much you can do. The good news is that you totally go back to normal after the baby is out!

Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

KIKI25:  Swelling is fairly common towards the end of the 3rd trimester.  You just have to be careful that’s it’s not a symptom of anything else.  Check in with your doctor to see if they are concerned or not.  My feet are so swollen that I had to buy new shoes.

I considered cord blood banking, but after attending a seminar, we found out that it is only used for siblings in most cases.  Since my child only has a half-sibling, it probably would not be a match even if we needed it.  Instead, we will try to delay cord clamping.  You can’t do both delayed clamping and cord blood banking…it’s one or the other.

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Unless you have extreme swelling all of a sudden, which can be a sign of pre eclampsia, swelling is totally normal especially in the end.

I’m not going to bank. We’re going to probably delayed cut, and then donate. Research shows that typically sibling cord blood is not a match and a baby’s cord blood typically also would not help, but donating provides to a bank which saves another child’s life, and in the end that same bank where peple have donated to may save yours.

You actually CAN delay cord cutting and donate/bank. 

http://cordadvantage.com/delayed-clamping-cord-blood-banking.html 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I hear you girl!! I’m 30 weeks pregnant have a desk job and its a total pain! Have your hubby give you a foot massage as often as possible! If he is not willing to just be like “really?! I’m carrying this baby you better rub my feet!” lol

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

Oh man. I’m definitely not looking foward to the swelling, achey pains of late pregnancy. What you describes sounds normal – painful and no fun, but normal – though I’m not that far along yet and can’t confirm with my own symptoms.

Does soaking your feet in bath salts or something soothing mixed in hot water help? I definitely second an earlier Bee who suggested foot massages! You’re so close! Best of luck, and hope things just get better from here. 🙂

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

MsJ2theZ:  That just might be Americord.  The donation storage company here doesn’t do it if you choose delayed clamping.

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Bazingau:  Huh, I had no idea it was really a company/hospital policy based type thing, good to know. Guess I need to ask! My hospital’s website discusses banking and donation but not in conjunction with delayed clamping.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

MsJ2theZ:  I hope they do it for you!  Yeah, it’s kinda a bummer because I was really hoping I could donate.  Seems like a simple thing to do that could potentially help someone’s life.

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Bazingau:  A friend of mine is telling me that when she delivered at the same hospital two years ago they had no way to take donations. Seems like such a sad sad waste to me 🙁 I hope they’ve changed that.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

MsJ2theZ:  <br />I’m pretty sure the way delaying and donating/saving works is you only partially delay. Fairly certain it isn’t a policy anywhere You just kind of do a 50/50. So you don’t fully delay cord clamping and you don’t fully donate or save all of the cord blood. 

Post # 12
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

KIKI25:  I went through the SAME symptoms. I am 36 weeks today, but from about week 30-34, I had a lot of swelling, and I actually had a lot of pain in my right foot. My husband suggested plantar facitis (I probably butchered the spelling, sorry), but last week, after getting over a cold, I had nothing. My hands have normal swelling, but my feet and legs aren’t swollen anymore and no more pain in my foot.

If you have excessive swelling that is sudden, you need to talk to your doctor. If your certain its normal, like mine was, make sure you drink a TON of water, elevate your feet as much as you can (at home elevate them to your heart), and alternate an ice pack on them. I also soaked my feet in luke warm epsom salt water, and that REALLY helped. 3x per day.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

KIKI25:  I had extreme swelling in my left foot/ankle/Achilles last week which put me in Maternity triage. I couldn’t walk, foot was double the size of my right foot and it was warm to touch. I was urged to go in, in case I had a blood clot. Turns out it’s just edema, but better to be safe than sorry. It’s still sore 4 days later, but getting better daily.

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