Swollen feet

Sarah - posted on 06/03/2010 ( 7 moms have responded )

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My feet are gigantic! I mean huge!
Does anyone else have five thousand things to do and not enough of this wonderful time to put your feet up that all the books talk about when your feet are swollen?
I'll definitely ask my ob about this because I know it can be a warning sign for other things. In the meantime does anyone have any advice on speeding the unpuffing when my feet actually are up? Not looking for a miracle cure just something to help what my body is doing naturally.

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Ashley - posted on 06/07/2010

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My feet r the same way. My mom sayz that i retain alot of water, in yet everyone tellz me to drink more water to try to make it better. Also try soaking them in epson salt. I tried this but i didnt get to give it enough time to work cuz my nephew decided to climb in the bucket with me, but itz worth a shot.

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When i was pregnant with my 3 year old my feet went so huge that i had to start wearing my husbands trainers which were two sizes bigger. This time so far so good my feet are fine but ive got another 10 weeks left yet. I put them up as much as i could but they didnt really go back to normal until my baby was born.

Kelly - posted on 06/04/2010

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I have noticed my ankles swelling, which my midwife said is somewhat to be expected. I have been soaking my feet in epsom salt baths and that has really helped. I completely soak in an epsom salt bath once a week and that has helped some of the swelling in my legs. If time and money allow, getting a pre-natal massage can also help flush some of the water out. Oh, and drink lot's of water!!! Keeping your feet moving should help some- it's when we stand too long or sit to long that causes issues. Circulation is slowed then, but is better when you are moving. Good luck!

Amy - posted on 06/04/2010

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just keep em up, no a lot else you can do. soak em in some water. but def. talk to ur dr. my hands and feet are swelling very early on and my thyroid levels are low apparently. which is a concern so they are checking again and putting me on meds.

Nicole - posted on 06/04/2010

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I know how you feel and am so sorry that you have this problem as well. I got swelling with each of my pregnancies but not as bad as this. I can barely fit into any of my shoes! When you're sitting try to put your feet higher than your head. Other than that, I've got mommy brain and can't remember what else to do. Good luck!

Mindy - posted on 06/03/2010

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Sleep with pillows under your feet to hold them up. Then atleast, you're not busy!! =P I know how you feel, I had the same problem with my 3 pregnancies.

Megan - posted on 06/03/2010

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I have the same problem! Only for me, it also doesn't help that I have arthritis. The best things that I have found that work are to ice those ankles! You are allowed to take Asprin, just double check with your OB to make sure he/she is fine with it. That will help reduce the swelling. Also, another thing you can do is if you have TEDS which are like tights, you can find them at your local drug store or Wal Mart, take those and wear them over night, while your working, when ever! The hospital gave me a pair after my emergency c-section with my daughter to help me from blood clots and swelling. They are a pain in the butt though to put on and take off so beware! Other then that, just try and stay off your feet as much as possible. Ask friends and family to help you as much as they can. Good luck!

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