Are swollen ankles common?
Carol - posted on 04/07/2013
Make sure you are eating enough good quality protein. Putting your feet up can also help, but it's vital to get enough protein. Your baby's brain also requires it. Also, get a good multivitamin from the health food store. Prescription vitamins don't contain high enough dosages. Rainbow Light has a good prenatal vitamin which my daughter took.
Margarita - posted on 04/07/2013
Definitely tell your doctor to rule iut anything serious. In addition to eating less sodium and drinking more water, you can try a foot bath with Epsom salts. Just make sure you discuss it first with your doctor to make sure it won't aggravate any issues you might have. Good luck!
Pallabi - posted on 03/31/2013
Swelling of ankles is very common during pregnancy. Reduce salt intake to some extend. Do not cut down completely. Keep ur legs elevated over a pillow or something... it helps.
And massage it out lightly if u can reach it out which i think u should be able to at this stage or u could ask ur husband to massage it...
Dont worry n if he swelling is too much talk to ur doctor.
Congratulations on ur pregnancy and all the best :)
Kkrjrpleggett - posted on 03/30/2013
Yeppers! It's pretty normal. Some swelling is to be expected, but if it's excessive, like you cannot fit into your shoes, or doesn't go down after you put your feet up for a while, then ask your doctor just to be sure. Especially with your first baby, you need to get a copy of What to Expect When You're Expecting. It has it all in there. It is a great book, it covers all of the unpleasantnesses of pregnancy that no one ever tells you about, like the swelling, constipation and pubic bone pain. I am pregnant with my second child (first is not yet two but will be when this one is born,) and I'm re-reading the book. It gives a good week by week picture of how the baby is doing and what you might be experiencing.
Elizabeth - posted on 03/30/2013
Some swelling is normal to me. Diet can also be a factor. With my first baby I craved salty things and I retained fluid because of it. Yay! ;-/ Anyhow, just a few suggestions... drink plenty of water, elevate feet whenever possible and when sitting try not to have the knees bent at a sharp angles because that can cut off proper circulation. Hope this helps and good luck. :-)
Amanda - posted on 03/29/2013
It also depends on your size and weight gain. If you are in pain then I would be worried. My cousin was your age with her first and after 12 weeks she had swollen ankles because she put on too much weight, well she was also heavy to begin with, and not saying you are, but everyone is different when it comes to what they experience if you are worried talk to your doc.
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