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Old Aug 11th, 2017, 09:01 AM   1
sarah1980
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Swollen ankles?


Is this an issue in its own? Mine were really quite swollen last night but I'd been really busy on my feet cleaning all evening so put it down to that. This morning they had went down a great deal and were just a little puffy but now despite me lying down for pretty much the most part of the day they are back up again. I've no other swelling and feel ok otherwise, I'm 40+3 😩

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Old Aug 11th, 2017, 10:28 AM   2
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Generally some ankle swelling at this point is pretty normal. There are health issues that have ankle swelling as a symptom but its also a symptom of general pregnancy. Most likely your doctor has already been testing you for protein and things like that



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Old Aug 11th, 2017, 12:54 PM   3
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Generally some ankle swelling at this point is pretty normal. There are health issues that have ankle swelling as a symptom but its also a symptom of general pregnancy. Most likely your doctor has already been testing you for protein and things like that
Thanks for your reply! Yeah I get my urine and BP tested at each appointment, the most recent one being only a few days ago and everything was fine then. I've had an afternoon nap and they've gone down again now so think I'll just keep an eye on them.

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Old Aug 11th, 2017, 12:55 PM   4
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Mt first pregnancy I had swelling the last few weeks. I would soak them in a warm Epson salt bath and try to prop them up at night. Then I also talked my husband into foot rubs since I couldn't reach them comfortably :P



 
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Old Aug 11th, 2017, 14:05 PM   5
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Drink lots of water and lay on your left side, this will reduce the swelling. If this doesn't seem to help just call dr and let them know, I am sure it is just from being active and 40 weeks. Good luck and your little will be here soon!



 
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Old Aug 12th, 2017, 18:17 PM   6
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Well I was feeling quite off this morning so went in for monitoring and it turns out my BP is quite high 😩 After a few hours it had come down to the high end of normal so they've let me go after a stretch and sweep and have booked me in for a checkup on Monday and induction on Thursday. Slightly disappointed as I can see my birth centre pool birth slipping away from me but not much I can do!

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Old Aug 13th, 2017, 19:26 PM   7
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Ankle swelling at the point you're at is completely normal. I get it every once in a while, usually happens like you when I've been on my feet most of the day and is relieved by resting with my feet elevated, although the tops of my feet are always puffy no matter what I do. I know you said your BP was high but that is also normal if you were nervous at your appointment. It is if it stays high that they are concerned about, say you had high BP at your last 3 appointments. Hopefully your sweep works but if not good luck for your induction! It might go smoother than you think



 
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Ankle swelling at the point you're at is completely normal. I get it every once in a while, usually happens like you when I've been on my feet most of the day and is relieved by resting with my feet elevated, although the tops of my feet are always puffy no matter what I do. I know you said your BP was high but that is also normal if you were nervous at your appointment. It is if it stays high that they are concerned about, say you had high BP at your last 3 appointments. Hopefully your sweep works but if not good luck for your induction! It might go smoother than you think
Aww thanks! I think you are spot on, the swelling was because of my busy day and the BP was because I was anxious as I had my usual mw appt today and it's gone back down to almost normal. I'm still going to go ahead with induction on Thursday as I'll be 41+2 anyway and it is only bringing things forward by a few days. Thanks again.xxx



 
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