Should I be worried about my extremely swollen feet?
I am 37 weeks tomorrow and over the past couple of days my feet have really swollen up so much so, that I can't see my ankles anymore and i have added swelling on the opposite side to my ankle so it looks like I have two ankles. THey dont hurt, but feel very hot and uncomfortable. I am still working at the moment but am finishing earlier than planned as I am so shattered and can barely walk due to SPD. I am sitting with my feet up now, and they did go down yesterday but is it something I should be worrying about? I had my blood pressure taken at the midwifes on Monday and it was slightly higher than normal, but nothing to worry about.
I have had preeclampsia with my first...very swollen. I could push my finger in my ankle and the indent would be there for the day...not joking. Sudden swelling could be a sign, so I would just phone in and let them know. If this swelling is new or worse, it def warrants a phone call.
I am 37 weeks and mine became swollen on Monday so I can completely sympathise. I'm not really worried but struggling to get shoes on so keep going to work in flip flops and this morning my feet got soaked! Drink lots and lots of water and try not to spend too much time on your feet - elevate them when sitting (not easy when we are hard at work I know!).
I would say to keep an eye on this as well as other pre-eclampsia symptoms such as head ache and your midwife will be keeping an eye on your Urine for Protein and BP.... a mixture of these would be a concern.... swelling alone on hands and feet is quite common, but if you are EVER concerned, call the labour/MAU ward!
That's what my mum said but surely my blood pressure wouldnt have changed much since monday? I have had a stressful couple of days at work but I dont feel stressed out like I used to!
You don't get high blood pressure from stress in pregnancy...it has to do with hormones and the placenta (I think). You won't feel different. It can change pretty quickly and if you are swollen that bad, I would call. It wouldn't hurt anyways, right? They might just want you to pop in to take your blood pressure. They had me coming in every day when I had mine.
I had no real reason for my water retention they could find with my first.
I was so swollen I could not wear shoes and I could leave dimples all the way up to my knees from pressing in on swollen tissue.
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