i know they say your feet can swell while pregnant. but are your hands? if so how long?
Caitlin - posted on 02/19/2010
My feet almost never swell but my hands swell on like a daily basis. Sometimes worse than others. my doctor says i'm fine and that it's just the way my body is handling being preggers. Don't worry too much, just bring it up with your doc. You'll be ok :)
User - posted on 02/17/2010
My hands tend to swell up as well...not as much as my legs but enough where I can't wear my rings. For both this and my last pregnancy towards the end of my 2nd trimester my hands swelled up enough where I couldn't wear my wedding ring any more.
Theresa - posted on 02/10/2010
My hands swelled during my first two pregnancies. In fact for second they swelled so fast I didn't get time to get my ring off and had to have the jeweler cut it off. When they swell depends on how much your on your feet and how much salt you take in. They may stay swollen until after birst. It will take a few days to a week after birth for them to go back to normal.
Caitlin - posted on 02/09/2010
I think everything swells when you're pregnant. Your feet swell more because gravity does it's thing, but your body does retain water, so your hands may swell as well. Mine have swelled a bit for both my pregancies, I can't wear my wedding ring and have a hard time opening jars that are screwed shut very tight. It's pretty normal, as far as I remember, my fingers went back to their normal size after the first pregnancy (well, almost, my ring size incresed by half a size, just for comfort). I do know that too much water retention can be a sign of a bad thing though, so you could mention it to your doctor.
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