Why you may have edema (swelling) during pregnancy

Here are some reasons you may experience swelling during pregnancy:

Hot weather causes swelling in the hands, fingers, feet, ankles and toes.

Elevated blood pressure

Accumulated fluids just from being pregnant. See this link for more information: http://www.whattoexpect.com/pregnancy/symptoms-an…

Standing too long on your feet.

From the pressure put on the uterus causing a reduction in blood flow. See this link for more information: http://www.babycenter.ca/a230/swollen-hands-and-f…

Whatever the cause, it is still recommended you call your doctor and consult with him on the symptoms you are experiencing.

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8Theresa GouldChicago, Illinois
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    08/26/13
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    08/26/13
    8Theresa Gould
    It's hard to remember when you are so busy. It's only when your feet are swelled and sore you realize, "Oh yeah, I should have sat down more often and taken more breaks."
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      08/26/13
      Ah yi yi!!

      I am so thankful most of my pregnancy (the large part) will be in the WINTER! Not only does the heat get to me in general.. but I just don't deal as great with warm weather.. be it working out, being out and about or just warm rooms. I feel like God knew what he was doing for me and the seasons I will be going through :)

      Great tips and heads up though, Theresa :)
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      8Theresa Gould
      Most of my pregnancies were throughout the winter too and I rarely suffered swelling in my feet and legs, but my summer pregnancies oh yeah swell city! Definitely liked being pregnant during the winter better!
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        8Theresa Gould
        Elevated blood pressure is downright scary while not pregnant. High blood pressure runs in my family so I have always had a heightened awareness. Thankfully so far so good during my pregnancies.
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