Log In Sign Up

Post partum swelling?


Forum: July, August & September 2012 Playroom

Notices

Welcome to the JustMommies Message Boards.

We pride ourselves on having the friendliest and most welcoming forums for moms and moms to be! Please take a moment and register for free so you can be a part of our growing community of mothers. If you have any problems registering please drop an email to boards@justmommies.com.

Our community is moderated by our moderation team so you won't see spam or offensive messages posted on our forums. Each of our message boards is hosted by JustMommies hosts, whose names are listed at the top each board. We hope you find our message boards friendly, helpful, and fun to be on!

Like Tree2Likes
  • 1 Post By 20ghanover
  • 1 Post By Cylence

Reply Post New Topic
  Subscribe To July, August & September 2012 Playroom LinkBack Topic Tools Search this Topic Display Modes
  #1  
August 24th, 2012, 08:02 AM
magz88's Avatar First Time Mum
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 3,411
Amy one else experience this? The past two days my lower legs and feet have been huge and uncomfortable. I have been slamming back water and trying to keep them up.

How long might this last? I only swelled a bit while I was actually pregnant so this seems weird to be happening now.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
August 24th, 2012, 08:43 AM
Mom2JDub's Avatar (formerly junie22)
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: California
Posts: 11,269
I haven't swelled postpartum, however, the nurses and doctor checked me out/asked about swelling while I was in the hospital, at my 4-day follow-up appointment, and at Jackson's 2-week appointment. So it must be a pretty common issue.
__________________

Reply With Quote
  #3  
August 24th, 2012, 08:50 AM
newmommysarah's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Ireland
Posts: 2,186
Postpartum swelling is rarely serious and will go away on its own. However, if the swelling does not resolve within a week or if you have bad headaches or pain in your legs, call your healthcare provider as this may be a sign of high blood pressure. Also, call immediately if the swelling is in only one leg or ankle and is accompanied by severe pain; it could be a sign of deep vein thrombosis (a blood clot).
__________________




...and baby number 2
Reply With Quote
  #4  
August 24th, 2012, 10:46 AM
magz88's Avatar First Time Mum
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 3,411
Yeah, last night I was fretting there might be a blood clot. Seems all right today. Kind of a drag for it to happen now that my stitches don't hurt so much. I still can't walk comfortably!
Reply With Quote
  #5  
August 24th, 2012, 10:48 AM
Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 1,354
I got horribly swollen after both deliveries. Went away in 4-5 days! Hang in there!
magz88 likes this.
__________________
Me (34), Hubby (42), DS (2 years) - and baby DD (born on 7.24)!
Reply With Quote
  #6  
August 24th, 2012, 11:38 AM
therevslady's Avatar Built for Birth
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Atlanta, Ga
Posts: 6,191
Swelling is usually an issue for both mom and baby if you receive IV fluids during your labor. This is one of the reasons I generally don't bat an eye at newborn weight loss when you have a hospital birth. If you didn't receive an IV and you are swelling, I'd suggest trying out some dietary diuretics (melons, tea, etc), take an epsom salt bath, take mag/cal supps to see if it will reduce swelling. If not, I'd most certainly call the doc.
__________________
Previously known as ~~Que~~

Reply With Quote
  #7  
August 24th, 2012, 12:38 PM
aubers68's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: MI
Posts: 4,183
I had swelling on and off for a little over a week. It went away on its own.
__________________






Reply With Quote
  #8  
August 24th, 2012, 12:47 PM
tryingfornumber1's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 1,095
I was horribly swollen during pregnancy and it didn't magically go away after I delivered. I dealt with it for about a month after my c-section. It was so uncomfortable.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
August 26th, 2012, 03:02 PM
Cylence's Avatar I'm a Toys 'R Us kid
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 1,510
My feet and legs have been swollen since I got out of the hospital. The Drs said it was sue to the IV fluid, plus the fluid your body was naturally containing while pregnant. It sort of has to figure out where to go.
Drink plenty of water and keep them up... if they don't hurt, then you're fine. Irritating and tight, don't count I'm going on my second week and I've noticed it's gone down some in my legs and feet, so the pressure isn't that bad, but they're still swollen.

My feet never got very swollen while I was pregnant, so to have it now sort of sucks. I'd like to be able to see my ankles again.
magz88 likes this.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #10  
August 26th, 2012, 05:53 PM
alicenwonderland's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Rochester NY
Posts: 13,841
Send a message via AIM to alicenwonderland
i swelled badly after both deliveries. I also received fluids during both deliveries. I'm 3days pp and still pretty bad, especially if i am on my feet or sitting with my feet down for too long.
__________________


Reply With Quote
  #11  
August 28th, 2012, 02:48 PM
Veteran
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 407
Meeee toooo! My feet are much worse now than they were when I was pregnant. My ankles are so chunky they look like elephant legs. I hate how my feet & ankles look. Hope it goes away soon for real.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #12  
August 28th, 2012, 04:00 PM
magz88's Avatar First Time Mum
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 3,411
Quote:
Originally Posted by MrsJohnson View Post
Hope it goes away soon for real.
My ankles are back to normal as of today.

Hope everyone's swelling goes down quickly.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Topic Tools Search this Topic
Search this Topic:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 03:57 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0