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What do I do when my feet randomly get over swollen?

I am 32 weeks pregnant and my feet have gotten swollen before but today they feel numb and are REALLY swollen and have a faint purple tint to them Is there any reason I should be worried?

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Asked by liam825 at 7:20 AM on Jun. 29, 2011 in Pregnancy

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  • Call your OB's office and ask a nurse that same question.

    Answer by SWasson at 7:44 AM on Jun. 29, 2011

  • i agree with ur ob bout the purple lines..but the swollen part id jst do rice for a lil nd see if that helps

    Answer by rachel216 at 8:09 AM on Jun. 29, 2011

  • Put your feet up above heart level and watch your salt intake. Try to prop them up every time u sit. Stay off your feet when possible.

    Answer by JenzAmomOf2 at 9:03 AM on Jun. 29, 2011

  • Some swollen is okay, but it is best to call obHere are a few tips:
    Put your feet up whenever possible. At work, it helps to keep a stool or pile of books under your desk. At home, lie on your left side when possible.
    Don't cross your legs or ankles while sitting.
    Stretch your legs frequently while sitting: Stretch your leg out, heel first, and gently flex your foot to stretch your calf muscles. Rotate your ankles and wiggle your toes.
    Take regular breaks from sitting or standing. A short walk every so often will help keep your blood circulating.
    Wear comfortable shoes that stretch to accommodate the swelling.
    Don't wear socks or stockings that have tight bands around the ankles or calves.
    Try waist-high maternity support stockings. Put them on before you get out of bed in the morning so blood doesn't have a chance to pool around your ankles.
    Drink plenty of water. Surprisingly, this helps your body retain less water.

    Answer by MommaB30 at 9:04 AM on Jun. 29, 2011

  • Mine used to do that. As long as your blood pressure is stable it's not hugely concerning. So I'd get that checked. Also, watch sodium levels in food! They are really high sometimes! Avoid, chips, canned soups and ramen, spaghetti os and similar, a lot of frozen dinners are high, soda, etc. Read your labels. And tons of water! Drink water! Elevate your feet, and rest.

    Answer by Musicmom80 at 10:07 AM on Jun. 29, 2011

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