Pitting Edema-

posted 2 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
2593 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I personally haven’t, but an acquaintance of mine did.  Her job required her to be on her feet a lot, so that was probably a contributing factor.  Her doctor didn’t seem particularly concerned by it, and she gave birth normally to a healthy little girl at 39 weeks.

Post # 3
941 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I had severe pitting edema in my whole last trimester with my first pregnancy – you could literally press on my shins and leave deep indentations. my doc kept a close eye but I never had high BP nor did I have proteins in my urine so GYN never had serious concerns about pre-eclampsia. I had a normal pregnancy and birth otherwise (my son is now 15 years old). I also had another pregnancy 4 years later and did not have the edema with that pregnancy.

Post # 4
516 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

MrsEME:  I am 35 weeks today and at 31 weeks I woke up with my feet blown up. Overnight I went from a size 6 to size 8 in slippers! It came and went but now its here to stay and its up my legs and hips. My weight actually jumped a good 10 lbs in 2 weeks and my midwife said its water retention. 

She said swelling use to be a sign of Pre-E but that was before other symptoms were available to diagnose with it. As long as your blood pressure is good (under 140/90) you are good. Mine is 104/56 which is exceptionally good for a pregnant lady and my urine dip strips for protein are negative. So swelling is just the extra blood and water and my kidneys trying to keep up with processing. Midwife said drink lots of water, elevate feet above heart and keep sodium low. It looks scary but as long as your other stuff is in check you should be good. Mine looks really scary but I am in good health

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