Swelling or oedema in your feet, ankles, and hands especially as your pregnancy nears the end is very common and normal.
During pregnancy, your body produces 50% more blood and bodily fluids, most of which is created to meet baby's needs as well as to combat blood loss during delivery. These excess fluids also pool in your tissues and joints, which is necessary to soften and make the pelvic joints lax as preparedness for birth.
Throughout the day the extra water tends to gather in the lowest parts of the body, especially if you have been standing a lot.
The pressure of your growing womb can compress the blood flow in your legs. This can cause fluid to build up in your legs, ankles and feet.
Normal Swelling in Pregnancy
Normal swelling during pregnancy is most often experienced during the third trimester, when standing or active for long periods of time, or when excess salt or caffeine is consumed.
Normal Swelling in Pregnancy: Remedies
The swelling usually subsides on:
You can do foot exercises in sitting or standing position. They improve blood circulation, reduce swelling in the ankles and feet, and also helpful in reducing cramp in the calf muscles:
Abnormal Swelling in Pregnancy:
Abnormal swelling that can happen in pregnancy, which could be a danger sign of a serious underlying condition. When swelling is sudden or is accompanied by other symptoms, urgent consultation with your obstetrician must be done. Abnormal symptoms you should to be aware of include:
It is always wise to consult your obstetrician for confirmation.
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