I'm bloody sick of them now! They've really ballooned today because of the heat and I can't walk properly because of them. They're not as bad at night or first thing in the morning but the more active I am the more they seem to swell and they look and feel awful. I didn't suffer with them in my first pregnancy. I wanted to know how long after pregnancy it took for yours to go back to normal? I've had them like this for about 6 weeks which makes it hard to wear comfy footwear . I'm 36w btw
I had awful swelling in my first pregnancy. People were literally gasping in horror at my feet. A few days after birth I deemed worse, especially in my legs. 3 weeks later and I had weed out over 3 stone in water and barely recognised myself. Keep on eye on it and don't feel like you're making a fuss if you want to get your blood pressure/wee teated a little more frequently to check for preeclampsia. I really feel your pain, it was so horrible. 20 weeks so far this time and not suffering so far. Hoping it was just a one off!
bugoven I was showing signs of preeclampsia and my bp suddenly shot up, but has since gone back to a moderate level. It's just so uncomfortable and if I lean on them I get freaky dents in them. I just have cankles tbh. This is a twin pregnancy so I thought it might be the pressure on my body? Gahhh i'm gonna soak them in a bucket of cold water soon!
August it feels so horrible trying to bend and twist them! Even flip flops are leaving marks on me
Fellow sufferer. Had it a little bit last week when i was off work. This week it has been horrendous. I work in an office, lovely aircon but clearly sitting at a desk doesn't agree with me. Day off today and they weren't so bad. I am struggling with putting my feet up as can't lay on my back. Putting them in cold water is lovely, also The body shop do a minty foot and leg gel which is bliss! I'm also 36 weeks and limited to one pair of soft leather flip flops.
That's the thing all advice has been to keep feet up but sadly that's not possible with an active child! I can't lay on my back either to prop my feet up on the sofa so I try and have a pillow at the end of the bed when I'm sleeping, which tends to be kicked off by morning. Ahhhh the joys of pregnancy! It'll all be over soon...
I just don't think people understand how awful swollen feet can be. I'm now telling people that I have a condition called obstetric podiatrical engorgement! It gets a much better reaction - loads more sympathy!
I changed shoes 4 times before finally heading out earlier. They've gone down but I don't know if that's because my trainers squashed them or the cooler weather contributed. The skin is still quite tight and sore though . Notta I've been going at my heels with a rough exfoliator otherwise I'll sit picking at the skin as revolting as that sounds