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For those of you who had swollen legs, ankles, and feet....

How long after giving birth did it go away or did you notice it was alot better? I have to get dress shoes for a wedding that is about 2 weeks after my due date and I just wanted to know if I could pick some out now and hope they fit afterwards, since I can't try them on.

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Asked by moviemom22 at 10:39 AM on Sep. 16, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • It depends on how much time you spend on your feet. Since I was running to the NICU for 2 weeks afterwards, the swelling didn't go down until the 3rd week. so with that in mind, as long as you keep off your feet as much as possible, they should be down by the 2nd week

    Answer by Jademom07 at 10:43 AM on Sep. 16, 2009

  • I would honestly recommend waiting to buy anything. You could lose the water very quickly, and end up having to take those back anyhow. Everyone is different!! Good luck and congrats!


    Answer by Anonymous at 10:43 AM on Sep. 16, 2009

  • I actually didnt swell to bad til AFTER I had my daughter.
    It was horrible but it should only last about 2 weeks,
    Id try waiting til after you have the baby ,
    I noticed my extra swelling by day 3 LOL

    Answer by Mrs.Owen86 at 10:45 AM on Sep. 16, 2009

  • no
    wait til after

    Answer by mommymeg03 at 10:45 AM on Sep. 16, 2009

  • I would just buy my usual size and take them back if I had to.

    Answer by MommyKKay at 10:56 AM on Sep. 16, 2009

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