Andrea - posted on 07/11/2010 ( 7 moms have responded )
Does anyone know what I can do about very swollen feet and ankles? I am 18 weeks pregnant and over the last 2 weeks or so, my feet and ankles have become very swollen. I'm assuming that it is from me being on my feet all day. I am drinking plenty of fluids and going to the bathroom frequently, but still seem to be retaining water. My mom says I'm not releasing enough fluid even though I'm running to the bathroom every hour or 2. Is it safe to take "water pills" to help release this excess fluid? I can't even fit my shoes and sometimes its painful to walk. Thanks.