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TePania - posted on 12/26/2008 ( 1 mom has responded )

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Hey all im 27 weeks pregnant and have alot of fluid in my feet and on my left hip im finding it very hard to do things around the house and for myself ,, just curious to whether any one else has any thing that might help me???



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Penny - posted on 12/28/2008

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Hi, I'm 27 weeks as well, I too get edema to my hands and feet especially if its hot out. But there are some basic thing you can do to help. Make sure you limit your salt intake, (and remember there is a lot of hiden salt in preprepared food so check out the lables). Elevate your feet regularly at least every few hours. You can try cold compresses on your legs when your feet are elevated. Also you could consider compression stalkings, especially if you are on your feet alot (they can be expensive $100 per pair, but if you have extended health coverage somtimes your company will cover them if you get a perscription for them first. If their not covered by your health plan you can get pantihose with lots of lycra suport, and possiblity even wear 2 pairs at the same time for extra suport, make sure you put them on when you first get out of bed before you have time for the fluid to start acumulating in your feet. If you start getting swelling in your face call your Dr right away or go to your local ER as it is a sign of a far more serious problem.

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