For Bees who's ankles/feet swell during pregnancy…..

posted 2 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

For me, putting my feet up helps, but it doesn’t go down completely.  It goes down significantly overnight though.

Post # 4
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Blushing bee

When I was pregnant my ankles would go down significantly with bedrest but never to pre-pregnancy size. My ankles were always “cankles” my whole pregnancy they would just get worse if I was up and about for a long period of time espeically nearer the end. 

 

Post # 5
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

My swelling would go down, but not completely. I’m probably not a good person to ask though because I was induced partially because I was in danger of pre-eclampsia.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2000

putting my feet up when I was pregnant did nothing for my poor cankles. My ankles and feet got really swollen from sitting at my desk all day plus I was pregnant at the peak of summer so they didn’t stand a chance lol

Post # 8
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

How much swelling are you having?  I had a little bit, but I didn’t think it was very much.  Like, I noticed my high socks and boots felt tighter than normal (socks left marks on my legs!) and it was harder for me to get my rings on and off and they made my fingers look fat (eventually I only wore one band at a time and finally took it off towards the end).  That swelling pretty much stayed the entire last half of my pregnancy and didn’t really go down at all until after I delivered.  It wasn’t enough swelling to even be worrying about according to my OB.  I don’t work on my feet so no issues with that.  Everything went back to prepregnancy size after pregnancy 🙂

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

MrsEME:  never pre-pregnancy size… they look “normal” just a little puffy in the mornings but it’s not what they normally look like for me.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

MrsEME:  I didn’t have swelling until around 30 weeks and it came on rather suddenly (worked all day and then stood in the kitchen cooking dinner/talking to my sister on the phone for an hour or so and then I looked down and my ankles were pretty puffy… And then they’ve been a bit puffy ever since, but my bp is pretty low (normal for me, it hasn’t changed my whole pregnancy, I’m 40 weeks now).

Post # 13
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

MrsEME:  I think some swelling is perfectly normal!  Mine pretty much stayed the whole time (didn’t go down at night).

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I started swelling around 20 weeks.  Never really went down, tried putting my feet up etc.  Went away super fast after delivery though.

Post # 15
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

MrsEME:  If I remember correctly, there were a few appointments toward the end of my pregnancy where my BP was getting high. When I was 39+3, I went in because I had been leaking water for a couple of days (at first I thought it was just increased CM). My BP was pretty high, and the nurse noticed my right arm was more swollen than my left. I believe I also had some protein in my urine. Since I was so close to my due date, the induced me.

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