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Old May 4th, 2010, 03:04 AM   1
happygal
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swollen feet...how swollen is too swollen?


my feet are driving me crazy i know swelling is normal during pregnancy but how much is too much? my feet are constantly swollen, even first thing in the morning it hurts to walk coz the skin feels so tight and sore and it just gets worse through the day. is there anything i can do to make it better?? ive tried soaking them and putting them up, even sitting with bags of frozen peas on them but nothing has worked



 
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Old May 4th, 2010, 03:17 AM   2
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Have you tried using one of those maternity compression hose?

Probably soaking and frozen peas may not help, as your feet are swollen due to water retention. You may try instead cutting your salt intake, drinking lot of water.... and try to keep your feet up or moving as much as possible to improve blood circulation...



 
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Old May 4th, 2010, 03:20 AM   3
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Hi hun,

I had it awful from 30 weeks with matthew and i did find that drinking lots and lots of water and raising my feet on pillows helped a lot but it was a pain because more drinking means more going to the loo so i used to drink loads and loads in the morning and then not as much in the afternoon so i didnt end up on the loo all night xx



 
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Old May 4th, 2010, 03:29 AM   4
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I've been having problems with this over the last couple of weeks. OH has been joking that my ank;es are bigger than his when he broke his, thanks darling! Interestingly I went for reflexology yesterday morning and for the first time in a while my ankles look like ankles!! most of the swelling has gone down, and I can not only feel but also see my ankle bones again!!!

Don't know if it's because of the reflexology, but she spent quite a lot of time trying to get my lymph system working more efficiently so who knows!



 
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Old May 4th, 2010, 03:44 AM   5
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Have you tried soaking your feets in epsom (magnesium) salts.

I think the salt is suppose to help draw out excess water...



 
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Old May 4th, 2010, 08:12 AM   6
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I have very swollen feet though interestingly the colder weather this weekend has helped somewhat. I just assumed if it's just swollen feet and not accompanied by anything else then nothing can be done and it's just a nasty side effect of carrying a baby about. I have reflexology in about an hour so will let you know if it helps at all.



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Old May 4th, 2010, 08:37 AM   7
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omg, that is EXACTLY what mine are like, i started a thread last week lol and put a couple of pic up the pics dont do it justice lol and they've got worse since. it feels like when i walk it wobbles about like bags of water/jelly too, its so strange. and im sure my skin is going to split open, and theres loads of pressure around the joints on my toes too heres the thread lol http://www.babyandbump.com/pregnancy...llen-feet.html



 
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Old May 4th, 2010, 11:50 AM   8
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Ok, I had my reflexology and the most lovely thing happened! I'm able to do the velcro on my trainers up on both feet which I couldn't do this morning. The therapist said she worked hard on the lymph sections and I would heartly recommend having it done because it has brought relief (albeit temporarily I would imagine) to my poor plates of meat. I have another session on Friday (praise be!) and I can't wait. She also pressed firmly on my uterus parts of the feet to let baby know I'm ready. Hurrah!



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Old May 4th, 2010, 12:00 PM   9
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avoid coffee, coke if you have been taking them. i noticed that my feet were getting swollen since 2 days ago. but i added 2 and 2 and discovered that it happened each time i took chocolate drinks. i decided to take only milk drinks today and it rapidly disappeared. i then asked my dr who confirmed that cocoa used in making chocolate contain caffeine, he advised that it is better to take malt drinks or milk drinks.
avoid excessive intake of salt and take only iodised salt.



 
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