How far along are you? It may be something to ask your doctor about. My sister in law was pretty swollen by the end of her pregnancy and everything was fine. How's your water and fluid intake? Just read that drinking more actually helps keep swelling down.
Oh gosh, I went through this very same thing Saturday and Sunday & I got so anxious. I too never went through this w/my other pregnancies. We checked my blood pressure & then I laid on my left side for about an hour and then monitored it again. I say check in w/your dr if you're really worried. The midwife also said to lay on your left side & try to stay off your feet as much as possible.
I too have major swelling in ankles, feet, wrists and hands. For the last two weeks I have also had numbness and tingling in the tips of my fingers. I am 35 weeks. My doctor said he would start worrying if my face was swollen and if my fingers were blue at the tips or really red. They checked different parts to make sure circulation was fine. If you have high blood pressure along with these other symptoms I would call your doctor.
I had terrible swelling with my first pregnancy. Like the others said, drink plenty of water. You should also watch your salt intake and make time to put your feet up for a half hour to an hour every night. My lessons were learned from my first time around. I don't add any salt to my food, even while cooking. So far, I've kept swelling under control at 22 weeks now.
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