How much swelling is normal?

posted 2 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015 - Ruby Princess

So far, you’re ok. Lower extremity swelling is very common, esp in the last trimester. It is worse the more you’re on your feet. Keep your feet up as much as you can when you’re not working. As for pre ecclampsia/ preg induced hypertension, people usually have swelling in the face and hands, in addition to ankle and feet. Also headaches, blurry or double vision, pain in your upper abdomen. Your doctor can double check all this with you, but what you’re describing is very normal.

Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

LLEU:  I had pretty crazy swelling for a few weeks when I was about 32 weeks pregnant. My doctor wasn’t concerned, so I just drank a lot of water, and I also soaked my feet and legs in warm epsom salt water every night, and that all seemed to help. If you like baths, just add a cup or two of epsom salt to your bath water. It should help. If things get really bad you can get compression socks, and that may be something to ask your doctor if you need. Mine was not near bad enough for it.

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