25+1 today. I had my 25 week midwife app on Monday morning, one of the questions she asked me was, have my legs been ok.....I thought it was a strange question, why wouldn't my legs be ok what should I be looking out for? (didn't register with me until I left or I would have asked her directly)
however all day yesterday my legs ached and my feet started to swell, and the same today, to the point I have had to take my shoes off (only flat ballet pump type shoes) because they were feeling a bit tight. Is this what I was meant to be looking out for and if it is should I be letting my midwife know?
this is my 2nd and in my first I really did swell up round 28 weeks, quite badly (had no ankles visible, legs swelled so they were straight up and down), had it checked but it was nothing and it went down again. I know to expect some swelling in pregnancy.
This can be just because of all the extra weight and changes to your posture, but I'd keep an eye out for swelling of hands and face, particularly if you get a headache, dizziness, nausea. I really found the back pain ramped up in my second trimester then went again. Try going for a brisk walk to get your circulation going. I found advice about putting my feet up made me much worse.