When Jessica Simpson has something to say or post, there’s a good chance that everyone will sit up and listen. The multi-talented singer, actress and fashion designer recently posted a rather non-conventional postpartum baby body update. And no, it’s not what you would expect, either.
Jessica, who now has three children with her husband Eric Johnson – Maxwell Drew, 7, Ace Knute, 5, and newborn Birdie Mae, who the couple welcomed back in March- has been spending most of her maternity time at home. Clearly, the celebrity mom is in no hurry to get back in the spotlight and that’s why she’s been spending as much quality time as possible with her three children.
But with that said, she has also been slowly but surely getting back to her ‘old self’ after her pregnancy. While it’s no doubt that everyone measures their success in different ways, Jessica has one that many moms can relate too. As her fans can remember, the blonde beauty was suffering from a terrible case of swollen ankles mid-way through her pregnancy. She decided to give her social media followers an update on the situation and thankfully, things have gone back to normal. As a matter of fact, she posted a photo of her leg and her very normal ankle and captioned it with, “I spy… my ankles!”
According to WebMD, during pregnancy the extra fluid in the body and the pressure from the growing uterus can cause swelling. It’s also called edema and it impacts mostly the ankles and the feet. And while sudden swelling in the face or in your hands might be a sign that you have preeclampsia, mild swelling of the ankles is no reason to panic.
If you find that your ankles are swelling during your pregnancy, the best thing that you can do is avoid long periods of standing or sitting. Also, try sleeping on your side, move as much as you can wear comfortable shoes and drink a lot of water. Eventually, the swelling will subside.
Going back to Jessica Simpson, it’s good to see that she has her ankles back. When it comes to motherhood, it really is one small success at a time, right?