anyone suffer with blown up ankles and feet?

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im nearly 20weeks pregnant and my feet are starting to swell up and the only think i can do is have a bath at night but during the day im at college so im always busy doing something just wondering if anyone had any infomation on what i can do to prevent this from happening thanks

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its not tacky i dont blame you for wearing them as long as your comfty it doesnt matter and thank you

Amy - posted on 02/11/2010

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Agreed, keeping the feet elevated does seem to help! There could be a few reasons why you're feet are swelling. I read this information from babycenter.com.



Larger feet: Your feet may go up half a shoe size or more. Lax ligaments may make your feet spread a bit — permanently. Swelling can make your shoes feel tight as well, although it will go away after delivery. What to do: Buy comfortable shoes to accommodate your growing feet.



Second reason: your growing uterus puts pressure on the veins that return blood from the lower half of your body. This can cause swelling (called edema) in your ankles and feet.



So there ya have it. I'm 22 weeks on my 3rd pregnancy and never heard those reasons before, so I found them to be extremely interesting and informative. Additionally, I've been wearing my comfy/padded house slippers nearly everywhere I can. I know, tacky, but way more comfy than other shoes I have right now.

Belinda - posted on 02/11/2010

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I had bad swelling in my first pregnancy and keepin the feet elevated helps, I know you said your at college all day, but ask the professor(s) if you could prop your feet due to your swelling. Also drink some water and sometimes the food you eat is higher in sodium than you make think. Pasta, a lot of the frozen foods, mexican, chineese these all have high sodium..If you have someone that could massage your feet/ ankles that will help the blood circulation and allow the swelling to go down.

Cynthia - posted on 02/11/2010

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Normally i put mine in warm water and massage. Also when seated raise them up it helps.

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