Swollen feet and ankles?

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  1. babypowder

    babypowder Well-Known Member

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    Hello!
    Hope everyone is well?
    Should I go to my midwife with swollen feet and ankles, they aren't huge, just puffy. My blood pressure was slightly up last visit I had but at normal range, mine is usually slightly low.
    Your thoughts? x
     
  2. Skibunny

    Skibunny Active Member

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    Hiya - I have had this. I'm thankful that its not the summer as I'd be wearing flip flops with the most disgusting feet ever. My mw has never been worried about my odema - she said she'd only be concerned if my face swells up. Keep your feet elevated, get OH to massage them - pushing the fluid up towards your body (don't know why!), go swimming, drink plenty of fluids and cut down on your salt intake xx
     
  3. marnie79

    marnie79 Well-Known Member

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    if it was me hun then yes i would deff go and see my mw, it may be nothing and just the normal preg swelling but as ur bp has been slightly up i wouldnt take the risk !!! xxx
     
  4. mummy2lissy

    mummy2lissy Well-Known Member

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    Hiya, my midwife asks me every appt if i have swelling which is always in my feet and ankles. She never seems concerned about it, so unless your hb is considerably high, and its not in hands and face i think you might be ok. maybe mention it at your next appt though x
     
  5. popat

    popat Well-Known Member

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    Try putting your feet up and see if that helps but definitely mention it to your midwife when you see her again.
     
  6. bellablue

    bellablue Mom of 2 girls 1 son 😊

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    If it were me i call your midwife to make sure hun i dont have swollen feet or swelling just be safe give her a ring
     
  7. meg79

    meg79 Well-Known Member

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    feet swelling is perfectly normal in late pregnancy, have a foot and leg massage, walk about for a bit or elevate them. Do watch out for hands and feet swelling though as this means something that can be serious. x
     

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