Pregnancy Week 23: Physical Development

During your appointment, the doctor will check your abdomen with some force to feel different body parts of your baby as they are more pronounced.

At Week 23, you may notice swelling around your ankles and feet. This happens due to slow circulation coupled with changes in blood chemistry leading to water retention. No reason to worry, as all this extra fluid will be out of your system post delivery. In the meantime to try simple hacks like putting your feet up when you can, stretching your legs while sitting, avoiding sitting or standing for long. A good exercise routine which helps in circulation will help. Continue the regular intake of fluids as staying hydrated helps combat fluid retention. A word of caution - a certain level of swelling is normal, however, excessive swelling may be a sign of preeclampsia. Call your doctor immediately if you notice an overnight swelling around your ankles, feet, hands or expereince puffiness around your eyes and face.



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Comments (17)

priya anshul mahajan

m facing d swelling in my ankles n pain too in my feet😣

Navneet Chhabra

constipated all time ..i drink lots of water ..plz help ...feel my stomach like balloon ...heaviness and itching on stomach ...😑

Sheeba Subin

Me too having swelling in ankles n feet.. but with no pain

Shikha K

I don't have same things .....Is it ok

Kritika Lall

Not hands or foot..but I sweat a lot even under ac around face and neck.. hot flush may be..

Harshika Virdi

Swelling on face and under eyes

Sonal Manjrekar

Hv swelling on feet.what to do

prithi N

@sonal ...... facing swelling s as well doc advised drink barley water or coconut regularly

Dr Shruthi

Harshika Virdi have you had your blood pressure checked? Facial puffiness will not occur usually. Do get it checked

Shweta Betale

I feel swelling little bit not much

anjali burnwal

I'm facing heavy gas formation all the time especially morning time


Hv gas problem , can u plz help..

anjali burnwal

Suffering from constipation,, please help


Me too constipation all d time


BP low problem too much..

Goldi Dogra

Me also have swelling In my feet nd ankels

Komal Kumari

I hv suffering from tonsil problem in last 2 days ... is it ok or not ?? Plz tell me anyone

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