Post # 1
Just wondering what you guys did to help with swollen fingers. My fingers have been swelling a lot the past few weeks. I try different things like putting my hands above my head or soaking them in cold water. A friend told me to walk because it helped her….but for me, walking is what often makes it worse.
Were you able to find anything that helped with your swelling?
Post # 3
Drink. DRINK. DRINK DRINK. Seriously, I had heard that drinking would help, but didn’t realize how much I HAD to drink to acheive it. I drink 120 oz of water a day. That doesn’t count the drinking with meals. I’m peeing constantly but if I don’t drink that much my rings won’t fit. I can tell throughout the day if I’m on track with my drinking by how swollen I still am.
Post # 4
Watermelon and lots of it, it’s a natural diuretic.
Once that doesn’t work any longer it may be best to take all of your jewelry off until after you deliver.
Post # 5
Drink lots, elevate your hands, and use an ice pack for 15-20 minutes a few times a day. When my swelling got bad enough I got pregnancy carpal tunnel, I also started wearing a wrist brace at night.
Post # 6
Hmmm… I just took my rings off and dealt with having chubby fingers. A week after I delivered my rings fit again.
Post # 7
Drink lots of water. Also, I haven’t worn my ring since I was 6 months along – it was always a bit on the snug side anyway. I think you’re just going to have to deal. Also, it’s weird, for some people, walking/standing makes them swell up and for others it is sitting. I’ve only drastically swelled up once after spending a half day at the county fair to watch my little brother show. Oh, and I know you said you tried this, but elevating them above your heart… Pregnancy is fun, isn’t it? 😛
Post # 8
Now that we’re finally having summer around here, I’ve started to swell up too. Walking does NOT help me either– I swell up more. I try to drink a lot of water (but not 120oz– more than 64oz is hard for me!), and that seems to help. But I think to some extent, swelling just comes with the territory of pregnancy.
Post # 9
ugh! I was having the same problem. WHen i ran i went puff-puff. And when it was hot – oy. Spoke to a couple of the trainers at my gym, spoke to my acupunturist, spoke to my dr – they all said it’s likely a circulation problem. i know take Co-Q-100. It’s a vitamin, OTC. i took it once – and noticed a difference right away! I take 1 everyday, and it’s amazing the difference !
*just realized that this was in the babies section 🙂 oops! Make sure to talk to your dr about vitamins you can take, but this has helped me MUCHO. *
Post # 10
When you’re walking your blood flows down to your fingers, making matters worse. I’m not even preggo and I have that problem when I walk! Take your rings off before it gets too bad. When I was pregnant I tried to wear them for the duration. BIG MISTAKE!!! You can wear your rings on a necklace if you don’t want to be without them.
Post # 11
i second the watermelon – it contains lots of water and helps flush out excess fluids. it never relieved my swelling all together, though…i just took my rings off and wore them on a chain around my next after awhile!
Post # 12
I’m having the same problem. It’s so uncomfortable and there really isn’t much relief so far. I do drink a lot of water and that does help a bit. I noticed that when i’m out in the heat for any considerable length of time (which I definitely try to avoid for so many reason) the swelling is almost instantly worse.
Post # 13
Just wanted to share in your misery, not only do i have pudgy fingers now, my toes are puffy after work everyday.
Post # 14
I started having some puffy fingers and bottom of my feet started to swell, plus i am in Oklahoma where its like 110 degrees everyday for the past month, so my doctor told me to drink, drink, drink as much water as i can stand and guess what? it helped! i can even wear my wedding rings again! so that is the best i can suggest!