OMG I feel your pain and was just coming on here to write a post about it! How far along are you OP?
I am 37+3 and my feet have been getting progressively worse since about week 32 - at first they were going down if I put them up for a while, but now they are not doing that any more and they are so painful when i get up in the night for a wee, or first thing in the morning.
I find walking helps, but as soon as I am back home, they start to swell again. I only have 1 pair of shoes I can wear now which have split today so I don't know what I am going to do!
I don't think anything is going to help now until after the baby is born, but I have just read that it's likely to be worse in the first few days after the birth before it gets better, so have that to look forward to too!
I thought I'd got away with it until 36 weeks now I own a pair of trotters, my fingers have swelled to. Some days are worse than others. My right foot seems to swell more. You know when your walking and you can feel the water like move after you've moved your foot. If that make sense.
I'm 30 weeks and starting to swell With my 1st the swelling got worse after dd was born the mw called it pitted odema as my lovely caring dh would press objects such as pound coins and clothes pegs into my huuuuuge feet and time how long it took for the impressions to fade! 20 fuvking minutes for the peg mught I add! Sit with your feet up as much as possible and drink plenty of water it should help xxx
Hi if you have exsesive swelling you need to go see to go see you gp or midwife. It can be a sign of preeclampsea (sorry don't think I spelt that right) so good tto get it checked over. I did have preec and mine got to a point where it was hard to walk far, my hands and face swelled towards the end to. Good news is it does go once bb is born. Don't be tempted not to drink plenty to avoid the retention. Good luck and sympathy, and I hope I haven't panicked anyone retention is normal and a pain in hhe bum.
Thanks all! yes, preeclampsia is a worry as I am on blood pressure tabs and I had it last time. However, BP is under control and no/trace protein in urine so I think swollen feet are probably just result of being 37wks + 4. I'm not sure the swelling is excessive because I can still walk and my hands and face are ok (face is fatter but that's because I've been eating midnight toast for the past few months lol) xxx
The pressure maternity tights are amazing! They take about half an hour to get on as the damned things are so tight but they're really worth it. Reduced the swelling and stopped the pain for me. Also reduce the likelihood of you developing varicose veins as a result of the swelling.
I went from a size 5 to struggling to get into my mum's size 7s before DS was born... My feet have been permanently wider since, although I've gone back to a 5 (actually I was more a 4.5 before so they have stayed a bit bigger).
Mine have only started getting trottery in the past few days and today I dug out my ULTRA GLAMOROUS flight socks (black knee-high beauties) and they have - unsurprisingly, I suppose! - helped a lot! I still have ankles and everything
Mine got impressively trotter like with ds at about 35 weeks, I have a photo when he is about a week old and you can see my foot in it and they were huge! went back to normal when he was 10 days old. I will admit to wearing crocs for weeks before and after he was born as no shoes would fit. Also you don't have to bend down to take them on and off. I was so happy the day my converse went back on. Lucky it was summer.