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.
Copyright 1994-2016MedHelp International.All rights reserved. MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.