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question about swollen feet, whats normal and whats not?

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MrsRhettButler Sun 19-Jun-11 18:58:58

My feet started swelling at around 25 weeks I'm now 29 weeks and they swell quite a lot but the thing is, they don't go down overnight confused I thought they should go down if you put them up?
A few people have mentioned that I should 'keep an eye' on it but my next mw app isn't until 32 weeks
I never swelled at all with my first pg so have no idea what's normal does anyone know?

MrsRhettButler Sun 19-Jun-11 19:38:15


Eviepoo Sun 19-Jun-11 19:39:44

Phone your MW in the morning and explain, she will get you in to check BP and urine.

Mine used to godown in the night. Now they go down a bit. But are still way bigger than they used to be.

BobbieSox Sun 19-Jun-11 19:42:07

Second getting it checked out but when I had it in my last pregnancy, drinking lots of water helped it go down, possibly the last thing you want to do with the extra trips to the toilet, but might be worth a go!

midori1999 Sun 19-Jun-11 19:50:22

From what I have been told, swelling feet can be pretty normal, hands and face are more of a worry. I am almost 38 weeks and have had hideous edema in my feet, so much so that I could poke a finger in the top of them and leave an indentation about 3/4 of an inch deep. They didn't really go down over night, although sometimes went down very slightly. My blood pressure had been up and down, but even once it was down the edema in my feet stayed, but went in my hands and face. My urine has always been fine.

If you're worried though, do ring the midwife for a blood pressure/urine check, especially if you're getting any headaches or blurred/funny vision.

Curlyems Sun 19-Jun-11 20:11:19

I'm exactly the same and have been worried that they go down a little overnight but are still painful (like an elephant has stood on them!) in the morning and then get worse all day. My urine and BP are fine and I have been told that this is, unfortunately, just one of those things that some pregnant women suffer with. Makes it impossible for me to wear anything other than loose long trousers though - bang goes all those maternity skirts, dresses and capri pants I bought for the summer!

MrsRhettButler Sun 19-Jun-11 20:15:54

Thanks, I've not been getting any headaches/blurred vision so I'm sure its fine its just that so many people have been raising their eyebrows about it not going down overnight so I thought I'd ask for opinions on here, I always thought it was quite normal in pg myself but I will call and get advice from mw tomoz

sevendwarves Sun 19-Jun-11 20:23:47

Swelling in pretty normal so chances are it's nothing to worry about, tbh it's probably too early to be pre-eclampsia. Agree with other posters though do ring your MW and get it checked out just to be certain, regardless of whether or not you have blurred vision/headaches. I was admitted to hospital with pre-eclampsia in my first pregnancy but felt completely fine.

ScarIettOHara Sun 19-Jun-11 22:43:49

My feet and hands are enormous - and don't go down during the night - if anything I wake up and they're bigger! The doctors only worry if it's combined with high bp and protein in your urine - but on it's own it's nothing to be concerned about (just a hassle!)
It wouldn't hurt to make a gp appointment so that they can check your bp and urine... Just to be on the safe side smile

Eviepoo Fri 24-Jun-11 17:37:20

ow - my feet are so big today that the velro wide fit sandals that are my only foot attire cut my skin they were so jammed in

.....the joys

Liskey Fri 24-Jun-11 17:41:18

Just a warning my only sympton of pre-ecampsia was swollen hands and feet I didn't get any headaches or flashing lights so make sure you speak to your midwife and get your blood pressure checked out.

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