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samthewolf Thu 06-Feb-14 16:58:48

hello all, i was just wondering if anyone has any experience of this at all and could help me.

i'm 35+4 (next appointment isn't until next thurs) and my ankles have quite suddenly over the past two days become rather swollen/puffy - they don't really go down if i elevate my feet and i haven't been doing that much, they are quite noticeable now as i wear leggings and i have ridges where my socks are if i take them off.

my face isn't puffy at all and i'm feeling well otherwise, but should i be contacting my midwife at all? i wasn't sure if this was just a general pregnancy type thing as i know you can get swollen but didnt know if the timeframe where its been quite quick to come about means it could be something to worry about?

not sure if this is relevant but my blood pressure was slightly higher than it usually is at my last appointment (but well within normal range) and they didnt seem too worried because my bp is usually very very low and now it seems to be normal range and just said they'd check again next time i had an appointment.

thanks in advance!

puddleduck16 Thu 06-Feb-14 18:04:01

The swelling they're concerned about usually comes with other pre eclampsia symptoms ie visual disturbances, headaches etc. If you don't feel right at all then I would be getting checked out. But even then you may want to pop to surgery to get BP checked, even if to put your mind at rest.

Otherwise this is normal I think. I had the exact same as you, came on overnight basically, can't wear socks, certain shoes or any jewellery. My midwife wasn't concerned and told me to get my feet up. Was quite happy to tell my husband that that was the orders!!!!!

Dappydongle Thu 06-Feb-14 18:05:56

You should get your bp checked asap

samthewolf Thu 06-Feb-14 18:58:54

Thanks puddleduck, reassuring to know you had the same and it's normal but will definitely take yours and dappy s advice and will check bp to be on the safe side - so hard to know what's an overreaction and what's normal so thank you!!

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