My GF just had a C-section last Monday and was finally discharged from the hospital on Friday but she is swelled up big time. I don't think she can put on a pair of shoes even. The doctor told me that its normal for women that have C-sections but my Aunt who is a nurse says if the swelling doesn't go down, it could cause her blood pressure to rise which could lead to something severe as death. My GF has been downplaying the whole thing but knows she is swollen way more than she should be.
I was also told that some women will sometimes look just as big after pregnancy than when they were pregnant due to the massive swelling. Several people have told her to try and stay off her feet as much as possible and to elevate her legs higher than her heart by sitting in a recliner type chair or piling up a bunch of pillows.
Anybody experience this kind of swelling and how long did it last and did you do anything special to get rid of the swelling. My Aunt was telling me to take her to the ER but she kept saying this was normal. It just doesn't look normal. Her feet and legs look like water balloons. I thought there might be a way to drain that excessive fluid from her body but if its normal then I don't know what to tell her then.