Swelling?

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  1. Marmite

    Marmite Well-Known Member

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    I just read on the internet that you might get some swelling about 2 weeks before you go into labour, I haven't really experienced any swelling except in the last few days (I am 36+1 now). Do you think its possibly a sign I might go into labour quite early? Or that I have just started to get water retention? My mum seems convinced im going to go early anyway :think:

    Are there any other things that could be a sign im going to go early, or is it just not something you can really predict?
     
  2. Babylicious

    Babylicious Well-Known Member

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    with swelling just be careful it's not something else as pre eclampsia starts with that :hug:

    Unless you have a show, your waters break or you start having pains there's no real sign you'll go early x
     
  3. Kylie1007

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    I certainly noticed my feet swelling more nearer his birth - although it was November and I had worn flip flops for most of my pregnancy so I suppose I only noticed it when I put my boots on. My feet were more swollen during the days after his birth!
     
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    I had alot of water retention but I think it started at about 24 weeks and went right through, but it did get much worse for the last couple of weeks. I did go early though (39 +1 ) but I've never heard of this being linked. I was aware I was going to go early about 2 days before - up until then I thought being the first I would be late.
     
  5. Marmite

    Marmite Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, ankles and slightly fingers, I mentioned the swelling to my midwife last appointment anyway and she didnt seem concerned at all :)
     
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    I had swelling on my fingers and ankles... and everyone thought, including myself, that he was gonna be early... However, I was 6 days over! :x

    The swelling didnt go down til about 2 months after he was born!

    Hope your on time! Good Luck!
     

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