I've just come home from hospital after being induced on Thursday. Since last night I had some stockings on but before that I was just wearing socks. My feet are really swollen. Has anyone else had this? They were last night too but nothing was really said.
Yes I hadn't even noticed until the midwife asked and I looked down they were like boats!! Didn't matter to me too much as there was no way I was leaving the house for well over a week anyway (not that I'd have been able to get my shoes on)
Yes I had awfully swollen feet. I had to get my husband to buy some flip flops two sizes too big as I couldn't even get my feet in my slippers. Get your DP to massage them with smooth stroking movement going upward from your toes up to your knees and be quite forceful. The midwife did my first one and it was uncomfortable but made a massive difference.
I had this too and was subsequently read otter to hospital with super high blood pressure! As soon as they got my bp under control it all went down. Some swelling is normal but perhaps just get your midwife to double check your bp when they visit.
Yes I had Miss Piggy cankles for about 2 weeks after my CS. I believe it was due to the drip/fluids, but don't know if you would have that for a straightforward induction. Flip flops were my only option to begin with
Mine were so swollen they actually hurt where the skin was stretched! I didn't get any swelling during pregnancy so it surprised me, I had to shuffle about in flip flops for around 5 days. Elevating your legs will help and expect horrendous night sweats as your body sheds the extra fluid. It doesn't last long. As mentioned above - it can also indicate pre eclampsia (post birth) . It was for me and only got picked up because I had a random blood pressure check which was was sky high after several days of normality. I didn't even know it was possible to get pre eclampsia after labour! Easily sorted with some medication but worth being aware of - ask your midwife when she visits. And congratulations on your new baby!
Yes, for a few days after dc4 was born, I needed the drip with him. It really worried me as it had never happened before. I asked the mw when she came round as I knew I was higher risk for pre e. She said it's more common after c sections & inductions as well as the more babies you have.