I remember the elephant legs well! Stomping out of hospital in DH's size 14 trainers - very attractive.
More helpfully, though I've never read this anywhere, 2 different midwives told me to get my bloods done as anecdotally, they said swollen legs often seems to equal low iron levels. In my case it was true both times (one vb, one cs). They also said, where you can, lie out flat instead of sitting.
I didn't have swelling in either pregnancy. However, with DC2 (now 22 days old) my feet swelled after my emergency section. They took about a week to go down, which shocked me as I'd not been swollen beforehand.
I assumed it was a combination of fluids during surgery and lack of mobility.
It's strange as I'd not gained much weight so I had reasonably slim legs and then huge feet!
I have been wearing my most attractive surgical stockings until fri just too hot. was hoping they would have gone down a bit as have been doing fair amount of walking )school run just over mile each way) since Thursday to encourage everything to get moving thoughbitslow. Thanks ladies
I had dc3 by EMCS last Sunday and my feet and ankles are still very very swollen. I remember being g quite shocked by it for a few days after dc1 but can't remember it taking this long? Have put on note weight thus time and box running around after 3 dc I don't sit down much having 5 mins with them up on a chair like I did when pregnant! Never had c section before do not sure if to do with that? No where else us swollen (fat fingers/face all gone now) I can't wear sandals in this weather with trottersfeet like this??!!