Swollen feet

Tiffany - posted on 08/06/2010 ( 4 moms have responded )

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Im 4 months pregnant and just recently, my feet have started to become swollen. Some people have said that it's because I may be staying on my feet for too long, but I really can't help that I work part time and go to school full time. I guess my question is has anybody else experienced swollen feet and if so how did you deal with it?

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Candace - posted on 08/06/2010

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I would usually just put my feet up and stay off of them for a while and most of the time the swelling went down. You also may want to have your blood pressure checked that could cause swelling as well

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Dana - posted on 08/06/2010

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Oh, honey... Get used to it!! Assuming you're having a normal/healthy pregnancy... I gotta tell ya that my feet and ankles were so badly swollen for nearly the entire time that I only wore 2 pairs of flip flops for 7 months straight! I was working until my 8th month, and my bosses were not too thrilled with me waddling around in my dressy clothes & flip flops. It's normal, though... And thankfully, my tootsies were back to normal within two weeks of having our son. Wish I could say the same for my boobs, or other girlie parts! (: If they are painful; throbbing, red... Call your doctor, just to make sure that there isn't something else going on! Go get a pedicure (with water that isn't too hot!) and enjoy your puffy toes. It's just another thing when can hold over those dang kids heads when they say we are runing their lives!! (: Good luck!!

Elisha-Kay - posted on 08/06/2010

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I had extreme swelling with both my pregnancies. I worked full time so it was difficult to stay off my feet. The only things that helped even the slightest was elevating my feet at the end of the day and drinking water. My blood pressure was fine but I just retained a ridiculous amount of water.

User - posted on 08/06/2010

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My feet used to swell up like balloons when I was pregnant with both of my kids. As long as your regular check ups are normal, I would suggest that you try to put your feet up as often as you can. When you are in school use a chair next to you or something to put your feet up on. When you are studying at night or watching TV put your feet up on the couch. Don't wear tight fitting socks, nylons, shoes, etc. Get a good pair of shoes for walking around in.

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