Swelling in legs at 18 weeks pregnant?

Sherry - posted on 05/12/2013 ( 3 moms have responded )

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im 20 and im pregnant with my second child. this pregnancy seems to be so much different. like with out of breath anxiety and more. yesterday i noticed that my legs would stay indented for a few seconds to a minute or more when i pressed on them. is that normal or what? i didint start having that till i was like 30 weeks pregnant last time. its not visibly noticable swelling but it stays indented. Any advice?

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Shanika - posted on 05/16/2013

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Yes its normal. Im currently 19 weeks and my hands and feet swell all the time. I work 8 hours a day and by the time I get home they blew up like balloons.

Vanessa - posted on 05/13/2013

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Fluid retention - totally normal and unavoidable.
I didn't get it my first time round at all -- then the next time - i literally had cankles for months! Your veins have weakened from the increased blood flow last time round - which now makes them prone to fluid buildup. If your midwife isn't concerned, I wouldn't be either :)

Anita - posted on 05/13/2013

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I would say that is normal my doctor has me on bed rest because of that issue

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