Swollen Feet and Ankels

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  1. angie84

    angie84 Well-Known Member

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    Hi ladies.

    Rite over the last few days my feet have started to swell and my ankels, they dont hurt.

    both my mum and sister had preaclamsisa with there 1st.

    should i be worried? ive got midwife on wed should i mention it to her?

    any ideas on helping un swell. (i did sleep with pillows under my feet lastnight and didnt really do much, swelling went down a tad)
     
  2. BevG

    BevG Well-Known Member

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    drink plenty of water and yes mention it to your mw
     
  3. angie84

    angie84 Well-Known Member

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    i do drink loads of water. but they are huge! never had fat ankels and feet b4. :(
     
  4. BevG

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    does getting a bath help? im afraid the only thing you can really do is drink plenty, put your feet up all the time higher than your heart if poss and possibly to put something cool over them like a cold compress
     
  5. angie84

    angie84 Well-Known Member

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    dunno, but will try. i sit at a desk and deal with wedding dresses etc all day on my feet. thats not gonna help the situation.
     
  6. BevG

    BevG Well-Known Member

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    no thats deffo not gonna help lol. i hope they go down for you later hun. maybe ask mw about taking baby aspirin too. my cousin has early signs of pre e and has been told to take aspirin
     
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    iv had badly swolen hands and feet for few months now, mw says not to worry unless my face swells up oe hands all of a sudden get much worse. defo mention it tour own mw though
    bad news is not a lot helps, in the eveings i put my feet up aput a ice pack on them , it helps a little some days
     
  8. angie84

    angie84 Well-Known Member

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    will have a word with mw next week.
    i cant talk to my sister or mum about it cause they would only stress and stress me out even more than i am now.
    i cant wear 3/4 of my shoes its been flat pumps for about a week. gutted.
     
  9. x_larlybelle_x

    x_larlybelle_x Well-Known Member

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    I have swollen feet/ankles/calves. Mw said its nothing to worry about unless ur hands and face swell. Deffo mention it to her tho xx
     
  10. kirstyp991

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    I have pre-eclampsia at the mo, my feet and ankles are like balloons, might be worth ringing your mw just to get your blood pressure and urine checked. Iv had pre-eclampsia with all my pregnancies and its not something i would leave unchecked. But then i am abit of a worrier lol.
    Fingers crossed its nothing hun xx
     
  11. angie84

    angie84 Well-Known Member

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    Got mw on wed, so will mention it then.

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  12. Rachel1509

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    Make sure you definately mention it. I had pre eclampsia. Went for a routine midwife appointment, she checked my BP and urine as usual and loads of protein in urine, with very high BP (it had always been spot on before that). She asked if I'd noticed any swelling and I had a bit on my feet and hands. Went to get checked at hospital and was induced that evening!

    High blood pressure is the main indication for it though. Try not to worry about it too much. Midwife will do whatever's best for you. Could just be water retention :)
     

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