Feet swelling

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Registered: 04-18-2003
Feet swelling
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Tue, 07-12-2011 - 9:43pm

This has only happened to me twice, both this week, and never during my previous two pregnancies. I'm 20 wks with twins. It freaks me out because I watch too much "Baby Story" on TV and know how scary pre-eclampsia can be! In research today though, it seems like this is not a cause for alarm unless you have nausea, headache, high blood pressure, protein in urine, gain over 2 lbs per week, or a racing pulse. My sister's feet would swell up a lot during her pregnancies but it was never a concern. Anyone else experiencing this so early?

Becky - mom to dd 15 and ds 13
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Wed, 07-13-2011 - 1:30am

It's always best to call your OB as few (if any) of us on here are doctors.

THAT SAID...it is hot outside and the swelling is likely normal.

Cherie ~ Mommy to 2 wonderful girls. Harper 7/06. Georgia 2/09
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Wed, 07-13-2011 - 4:16pm
I swelled a lot, especially with my twins. I had pitting edema so bad, I gained 12 lbs of water in two weeks! Luckily I never progressed to pre-e but was watched more closely because of the swelling. A call to check if they want to do a urine check would be a good idea though. Let us know what happens. :-)
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Wed, 07-13-2011 - 7:14pm
My hands have been getting a little puffy (can't wear my rings anymore) but I've been keeping close watch on my feet. Have you called your doc yet just to check?
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Tue, 07-19-2011 - 3:18pm

I haven't called yet, because it only happened twice - once when I was standing and cooking dinner for two hours and once when I had my feet in a hot tub. Both times it went away when I elevated them. I will mention it at my next appointment though. Glad to know I'm not the only one!

Becky - mom to dd 15 and ds 13
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Registered: 03-01-2009
Tue, 07-19-2011 - 4:20pm
I'm glad it went away quickly...that's a good sign!
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Mon, 07-25-2011 - 11:44am

I've had a lot of swelling in my feet

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Registered: 05-07-2007
Wed, 07-27-2011 - 11:20pm

I'm 34 weeks tomorrow (WOOT WOOT) and (knock on wood) have very minimal swelling.

jonas
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Registered: 07-16-2008
Thu, 07-28-2011 - 1:32pm
Oh, just be careful with too much watermelon, it can cause wicked diarrhea and that could lead to dehydration. Dehydration can lead to pre-term labor.
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