This has been my new preg joy of the week...I have tiny hams for feet! lol
I think all you can do is exactly what the pp said!
She just told me to drink lots of water and increase my protein!
Ditto everyone else - but mention it to your doc at your next appointment. My dr said some swelling is normal for all pregnant women but extreme swelling, or swelling + high BP (+ protein in urine) can be a sign of pre-eclampsia.
I had to buy a new pair of shoes today because my feet are too swollen for my regular shoes and last week my wedding ring got stuck on my finger.
I'm in the same boat, however, I've had this issue for a while now. Blood pressure is great so my doctor won't put my on bed rest so I continue to work 40 hours a week. Anyway, she asked me if I'd been avoiding caffeine, when I said 99% of the time; she suggested that I allow myself at least one caffeinated beverage a day. Caffeine will act as a diuretic and allow you to "pee out" the water you're retaining, allowing the edema (swelling) to go down easier. Make sure you still drink plenty of water.
MrsLynnyD:Ditto was PP said about ankles/feet. For my hands she said soak them in warm water. For me, my hands get so swollen that they hurt.
Since being on bedrest, my leg/foot swelling has gone way down, but my hands are still swollen and painful all day long. It's so awful.
I only had swelling a few times one week, and it always happened towards the end of the day and then by the morning, it was gone. Mine was due to sitting on a chair all day long at work - I was working 10 - 12 hrs a day that week and slept maybe 6 hrs a night.
As soon as I started to take breaks and walks, drink more water, and get more rest on the weekend, the swelling went down.
That was about 4 weeks ago - recently I got it again, and I followed the same routine to walk/drink/rest, and the swelling went down. I only got swollen in my feet and ankles.