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Discussion in 'Pregnancy - Third Trimester' started by timbawundakin, Dec 24, 2009.
what can i do to help swelling like this?
and is it dangerous?
im 37 weeks.
honey im 20weeks and my feet and ankles are swollen all the time i put my feet up but call ur doctor cause when mine get bad i do just to make sure everything is ok with my baby
Mine are swollen too. The best solution is when you are resting, make sure you do it with your feet up. It only becomes a major problem if you have protein in your urine and your blood pressure is high, mention it to your midwife when you next see her.
I have had this since around 24wks and now at 36+5 it is lot worse.
I guess it doesnt help that I am a school teacher and on my feet all day.
Midwife just said try get feet up whenever you can.
I am lucky that they are not sore or uncomfortable - they just look really fat and swollen!
theres not alot you can do but like loobylou said keep an eye on your blood pressure, or if you get head aches or visual impairments you could have pre-clampsia, also protein in you urine but they will find this as docs. just swollen ankles is normal during pregnancy but any other symptons you should tell your midfwife! my socks dont even fit me anymore haha!
My midwife always asks if i have any swelling every time i see her, she also says to ring her asap if any swelling occurs so maybe ring your midwife and she what she suggests if your still worried hun. xx
got checked today by the doc and im fine, BP fine, wee fine.Bump jumping still and totally fine!!
thanx again girls.!!!!!!!!!!!
In some cases it can be very serious, and in others it can be just normal. If ur at all concerened ie have vision trouble, headaches give the labour ward a call. or try resting with ur feet up see if that helps xx