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Swollen ankles after giving birth ymj 2 kids; Pennsylvania 390 posts
1st Nov '08

I had my son on the 24th. (c-section) My ankles went down a little a few days after. Now once I got home my ankles are bigger than they were at the end of the pregnancy. They are still big I cant even wear any shoes. I have been wearing my slippers out. I am supposed to go back to the hosptial Tuesday to get my blood pressure checked again. This is driving me crazy even more than the c-section area. Any one going through this or has been through this. The doctor said to stay off my feet a little. But he also said move around. I am hoping I can get something for this so the swelling can go down.

Tight Ass 18 kids; Winter Haven, Florida 6209 posts
1st Nov '08

did you have any complications in your pregnancy? Mine were swollen for a few weeks after giving birth because I had toxcemia.

ymj 2 kids; Pennsylvania 390 posts
1st Nov '08

No I didnt have any complications. My ankles got swollen during my last month. I was able to at least were shoes.

Ashley Kerns 1 child; Virginia 255 posts
1st Nov '08
Quoting ymj:
Christian Chick ♥ 3 kids; Minnesota 4921 posts
1st Nov '08

When I had my son my legs were swollen what seemed like forever! It was at least two weeks. They put a lot of iv fluids in you when you have a c-section. All that fluid has to go somewhere. That is the way my nursed explained. Don't stress it will go away soon enough dear. :)

Deandra,Riley&Zach 2 kids; Alberta 2189 posts
1st Nov '08

My friend has the same thing, the doctor said she might have a blood clot or toxcema.