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Swelling Post Partum

I had my baby on the 7th and since then my ankles and feet are SUPER swollen and very uncomfortable. This did not happen with my first two children. Is this normal and if so how swollen is ok and is there a point when I should be concerned?

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Asked by Liz30355 at 12:23 PM on Jul. 11, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • did u have a c-section?

    Answer by stepmom929 at 12:30 PM on Jul. 11, 2009

  • i had a vaginal delievery and my ankles were huge for weeks after i had my baby .
    my dr said it was perfectly normal and to just keep them up and try to not walk to much if need be to ice them also cut back on salt intake and increase water intake
    it shouldnt last more then a couple weeks tho
    my dr said if it lasts longer then that then there could possible be something wrong

    Answer by Mrs.Owen86 at 12:40 PM on Jul. 11, 2009

  • Yeah I didnt swell until after I had my DS, keep your feet up, you have to pee off alot of extra liquid still. If it persists or gets worse call you doc.

    Answer by ArmyWife112908 at 1:39 PM on Jul. 11, 2009

  • She was born vaginally!

    Answer by Liz30355 at 2:05 PM on Jul. 11, 2009

  • I did the same thing. It took like 2 weeks for them to go back down. Did they give you extra IV fluids this time for any reason??

    Answer by Nika75 at 4:34 PM on Jul. 11, 2009

  • ihad my daughter vaginally also and my ankles and feet were swollen for about 1-2 they said above just keep then elevated as often as you can and it should go away...i was worried about it too i didnt know if it was normal..

    Answer by MaciesMommy09 at 10:06 PM on Jul. 11, 2009

  • Thanks everyone, today is MUCH better!! :0)

    Answer by Liz30355 at 9:11 PM on Jul. 12, 2009

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