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Post Partum Swelling Elle With FOUR! 4 kids; Wichita, KS, United States 18964 posts
20th Jul

I'm more swollen now than I ever was while pregnant....I don't remember this with my other kids?? Is it normal??

nursemaya mom to 3! 3 kids; 5 angel babies; Minnesota 16002 posts
20th Jul

Yes normal. You need to drink more fluids and ADD salt to your diet. Soaking in a tub may help too

N&Em'sMama ○ Jamie 34 kids; Illinois 11838 posts
20th Jul

Yeah. After both of mine were born, my feet and ankles were swollen briefly.

Squeaky McGee 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 63810 posts
20th Jul

Yep. My feet are really swollen right now. It's from all the IV fluids they pumped into me.

Elle With FOUR! 4 kids; Wichita, KS, United States 18964 posts
20th Jul
Quoting Squeaky McGee:" Yep. My feet are really swollen right now. It's from all the IV fluids they pumped into me."


Yeah, I could see it in those circumstances...but my baby's a week tomorrow, and I had my IV's all out the morning after she was born. lol

nursemaya mom to 3! 3 kids; 5 angel babies; Minnesota 16002 posts
20th Jul

<blockquote><b>Quoting Elle With FOUR!:</b>" Yeah, I could see it in those circumstances...but my baby's a week tomorrow, and I had my IV's all out the morning after she was born. lol"</blockquote>




Yes but it's hot out and all that fluid is going into your tissues not being processed out. Normal for a delivery at this time of year. Like I said drink more salt your food and soak in a pool or tub. The fluids from birth and pregnancy are likely still circulating

nursemaya mom to 3! 3 kids; 5 angel babies; Minnesota 16002 posts
20th Jul

<blockquote><b>Quoting Squeaky McGee:</b>" Yep. My feet are really swollen right now. It's from all the IV fluids they pumped into me."</blockquote>




Did ou have your baby?!?! Omg how did I miss that

Laceyxo Due December 1; 1 child; Pennsylvania 712 posts
20th Jul

id call your doctor and see what they say. sometimes you can develop preeclampsia AFTER birth, which is weird.

nursemaya mom to 3! 3 kids; 5 angel babies; Minnesota 16002 posts
20th Jul

<blockquote><b>Quoting Laceyxo:</b>" id call your doctor and see what they say. sometimes you can develop preeclampsia AFTER birth, which is weird."</blockquote>




Yes you can but if swelling is the only sign it's not likely since extra swelling after is very normal especially in the first week

Laceyxo Due December 1; 1 child; Pennsylvania 712 posts
20th Jul
Quoting nursemaya (33weeks):" <blockquote><b>Quoting Laceyxo:</b>" id call your doctor and see what they say. sometimes ... [snip!] ... you can but if swelling is the only sign it's not likely since extra swelling after is very normal especially in the first week"


yeah but the other common sings that point right to preeclampsia like proteinuria and hypertension, would need to be checked by a physician unless she happens to take her blood pressure at home and knows her baseline. JUST A SUGGESTION, id call my doctor, not everyone has the same normal.

nursemaya mom to 3! 3 kids; 5 angel babies; Minnesota 16002 posts
20th Jul

<blockquote><b>Quoting Laceyxo:</b>" yeah but the other common sings that point right to preeclampsia like proteinuria and hypertension, ... [snip!] ... take her blood pressure at home and knows her baseline. JUST A SUGGESTION, id call my doctor, not everyone has the same normal."</blockquote>




Oh really? As a person who not only is an L&D nurse but had seizures from high blood pressure at 3 weeks post partum, I didn't know that. Where we're you 3 years ago ?
Op it is a slim possibility, but it would make sense to try home stuff first. You can always check a blood pressure at the grocery store if you are worried, but this is seriously a normal finding in the first week especially if it's hot and humid. The increased fluid volume from pregnancy and labor are not efficiently being processed and sit in the tissues. It usually startes at 48 ish hours and gets worse before it gets better

Laceyxo Due December 1; 1 child; Pennsylvania 712 posts
20th Jul
Quoting nursemaya (33weeks):" <blockquote><b>Quoting Laceyxo:</b>" yeah but the other common sings that point right ... [snip!] ... not efficiently being processed and sit in the tissues. It usually startes at 48 ish hours and gets worse before it gets better"


like I said , JUST A SUGGESTION. & 3 yrs ago I was becoming a nurse !

Elle With FOUR! 4 kids; Wichita, KS, United States 18964 posts
20th Jul

Jeebus ladies, cool your boots!



I'm not into worst case scenarios. Unless there are other indicators, I'm not going to freak out about something as slim as the chance of post partum pre-e.



Unfortunately, I can't up my sodium because of my heart, or take a bath because of my C-section, but upping my fluid intake is definitely a can-do starting immediately.