Swollen Ankles

Discussion in 'Pregnancy - Third Trimester' started by Helen, May 6, 2007.

  1. Helen

    Helen ICSI Twins + miracle BFP

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    Thought I was getting off nice and lightly with my pregnancy.... which I am....but have developed swollen ankles this week... yum yum! They're ok in the morning but by the end of the day they're like elephant legs. Not a good look!

    Anyone have a miracle cure for this? I hoping stopping work will help.
     
  2. Wobbles

    Wobbles BnB Co-Founder ~ Retired

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    Doesn't sound lik fun :hugs:

    When do you stop work helen?
     
  3. Cat

    Cat Well-Known Member

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    Keep your feet elevated as much as possible. And bizarly the best thing for any water retention is to drink plenty of fluids, avoid caffinated drinks and duretics.
     
  4. weestar21

    weestar21 Well-Known Member

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    i was ucky enough not to get swollen ankles and feet till about 2 hours after i gave birth to colby :lol: like cat said best thing to do is keep your feet up as much as possible and drink plenty, within 3 days mines were better

    :hugs::hugs:
     
  5. Helen

    Helen ICSI Twins + miracle BFP

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    Finished on Friday :yipee:

    Doing everything else (not had caffeine in 12 months and have addiction to milk at the mo) but keeping my feet up. Looking forward to some of that next week :D
     
  6. Hels

    Hels Well-Known Member

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    Helen, Your ticker MUST be wrong....Has time really flown by that quickly?

    Ditto what the others have said, keep your legs higher than your heart.
     
  7. Tam

    Tam Mum of 2 - PG with No.3

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    I was the same as Weestar, not much swelling til after the birth!:wacko: Keep those legs up and get DH to massage 'em! ;) x
     
  8. Imi

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    Elevated and a foot spa!!!

    Getting mine out as i seem to have started the same prob as you hun!!

    xxx
     

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