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Ditto to what everyone else said, I had really bad water retention after I had DD from being on IV fluids for sooo long, if you drink a ton of water it will flush out faster...it's because the IV fluid is saline which is basically salt water so it causes you to swell up like a balloon.
I was sooo swollen the first 2 weeks after delivery...and let me tell you it was horrible! I was swollen during my pregnancy also but it was nothing compared to after her birth. My eyes looked like they were swollen shut, everyone, including my mother, asked if I got my lips done lmao!! (and she sees me a few times a week) my hands looked like catcher mitts, my arms, legs, and feet were swollen too........Now I have drenching cold sweats every night which are sooo annoying but the swelling is almost completely down and the pounds are melting away too....YAY!!!
Yup, like others have said, it's from the darn IV! Last time it took about 2 and a half weeks for the swelling to go away, this time it was around a week and a half. Drink lots of water and try to stay off your feet and keep them elevated as much as you can!
Tammy, proud mom to 2 girls.
First surrobaby (girl) arrived April 24, 2008!
Surrotwins Hayleigh and Teagan arrived September 24, 2009!