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3rd Tri Swelling...

I've now lost my knee in the swelling of my feet, ankles and legs. It is supposed to be a hot weekend which isn't going to help me at all. Anyone else dealing with the swelling? Any tips to feeling more comfortable?

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  • evelated feet, non constrictive shoes and compression socks as much as possible. 
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  • Feet up, lots of fluids (ideally water)
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  • Yes! From my knee to my foot there is no definition : my hands are so swollen it hurts to make a fist. I'm also certain I'm developing carpal tunnel as a result. I can barely make a fist or holda utensil with my right dominant hand. I'm trying to appreciate this as my last pregnancy but the last month sure makes it difficult!
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  • Yes! I've seriously questioned whether its normal or not several times, but I've just come to terms that carrying 11 to 12 lbs of baby weight will do that to a girl. My legs hurt to touch because the swelling is so bad and my skin is so tight.
  • I have also lost my knees. I am so swollen my husband calls me the "Nutty Professor" - lol. I spoke with my OB about it yesterday and he advised me to try to get into a pool if I can and just float or stand in 3 ft of water. I am going to try that next week. In the meantime, I just keep my feet elevated as much as possible.

    Hang in there! 

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  • Well, we are all in this together!! My OB also suggested a pool. I don't belong to one, but my sister lives nearby on a lake. I'm debating on getting in the lake although I don't have a swimsuit. We will see. 

    You all hang in there too!! 

  • Get into a pool or lake.  I gained 30 lbs of water weight in the last month.  The pool was a life saver.  I sucked it up and wore a bikini because there was no way I would fit into a one piece or tankini.  You could always wear a t-shirt or tank over your swimsuit if you want to keep things covered.

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  • image JennP03:
    Get into a pool or lake.  I gained 30 lbs of water weight in the last month.  The pool was a life saver.  I sucked it up and wore a bikini because there was no way I would fit into a one piece or tankini.  You could always wear a t-shirt or tank over your swimsuit if you want to keep things covered.

    thanks! I'll try to brave up and get in the lake at my sister's house.  

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