does swelling feet during 3rd trimester is common? can it be prevented?
My hands and feet were insanely swollen! I was advised to elevate my feet and wear open-toed shoes or sandals. Honestly it didn't really get better haha but it went back to normal after delivery. Just try to live with it I guessRead more
thanks for the answer, I guess when it's already swollen, there's no way to reduced it unless after give birth. On my last pregnancy I had my feet swollen, this pregnancy I'm hoping not to have it again cos it feels unhealthy, so I guess the only way is to prevent before it swelling, just entered 33 weeks and try cutting salt and sleep mostly with my feet elevated now. 😊
Yes, very common. Drink more water, reduce your salt intake and when you sit down or rest, elevate your feet by keeping a cushion underneath.
Try not to walk around so much and keep your feet elevated. If possible, can soak them in warm water. Or ice packs if you prefer that.
It is common. Reduce ur salt intake. Elevate ur legs at night before sleeping using a pillow for at least half an hour.
My this part swell. Pain when I walk too, like you sprained your feet those kind of pain. I'm 38w now. No idea why, it started around 1w+ ago
foot massage and elevate yur leg
Yes, it is quite common. This is known as Edema (Swelling in Feet & Ankles). http://www.whattoexpect.com/pregnancy/symptoms-and-solutions/edema.aspx As your body tissues accumulate fluid (your pregnant body requires extra fluid to support you and your baby), you may notice swelling in your ankles and feet (fluid tends to pool there thanks to the law of gravity). Reduce water retention in your feet by avoiding standing or sitting for long periods — and try to keep your legs elevated when you can. Excessive swelling can be one sign of preeclampsia – but when it is, it's accompanied by a variety of other symptoms (such as elevated blood pressure, rapid weight gain and protein in the urine).Rose Cheung
- Hello! Feet slowly getting bigger/swelling and can’t feet into my shoes soon. Any shoes to recommend that’s comfortable, won’t slip during rainy days, and can “stretch” or still fit the continuously swelling feet? ?thx!Ann
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