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September 18th, 2010, 10:50 PM
TXErinC's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
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I understand some swelling is normal after delivery, but how long does it typically last? My feet/ankles were pretty bad before but now they're huge, along with my legs and calves. He's only 5 days old and I was going to give it until mid week next week before I call the doc, just wanted others input.
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September 18th, 2010, 11:58 PM
amonstersmomma's Avatar Coetta Dawn
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I'm having the same issue! I never had any swelling during pregnancy and now my ankles are huge. They go down a bit when I'm off them though. Hoping this goes away soon and it's nothing to be concerned about!
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September 19th, 2010, 01:06 AM
Happy Song's Avatar Nicole
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my swelling and my bp were so bad i went to the ER when Beau was 4 days old. At day 6 my swelling is starting to abate.
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September 19th, 2010, 11:20 AM
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I remember that so well! I haven't had an issue this time. But after my twin girls were born, I swelled so badly. I didn't have any swelling during the pregnancy. But afterwards was a different story. My girls weighed 13 pounds combined. And with two placentas and two bags of water, I should've dropped about 20 pounds just from delivery "stuff." However, when I got home, was only down FOUR pounds!!!

It took about 7-10 days for me. Then I really started peeing pretty often. But what I remember the most is sweating in the middle of the night. And I generally don't sweat, even during a hard workout. But my body was finally releasing all that fluid. Hopefully your body will realize soon that it doesn't need that fluid anymore!
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September 19th, 2010, 12:01 PM
klsfl10's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
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My ankles, feet, calves and even thighs were hugely swollen for about a week and some change. I'm now 2 1/2 weeks after delivery and its stopped. Not sure where in that week it stopped but its definitely not there anymore. I was even able to wear (small) heels last night with no swelling.
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September 19th, 2010, 01:21 PM
-Trish-'s Avatar Mom to 3boys & a Princess
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Yep, I swelled up to. My ankles and feet are still swollen but not as bad as they were. My dr. said it would be about 2 weeks before that went away so I'm waiting patiently

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