How can I get rid of the swelling in my feet?

32 weeks preggo, feet are swollen and not fitting in my shoes.

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ShelbyGurley

Asked by ShelbyGurley at 12:33 PM on Jun. 18, 2008 in Pregnancy

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  • elevate your feet about your heart(probably 2 pillows will do it)
    mrsgibbs

    Answer by mrsgibbs at 12:34 PM on Jun. 18, 2008

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  • Watch how much sodium/salt you eat and elevate your feet.
    momoflilangel

    Answer by momoflilangel at 12:35 PM on Jun. 18, 2008

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  • Elevating your feet and soaking in cool water both help short-term. Eliminating sodium from your diet and making sure you have enough potassium (eat bananas!) both help keep it at bay longer-term.
    riotgrrl

    Answer by riotgrrl at 12:36 PM on Jun. 18, 2008

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  • Drink lots of water and elevate your feet as much as you can. Just kick back and relax until your LO is here. Good luck!
    HeatherTurner

    Answer by HeatherTurner at 12:36 PM on Jun. 18, 2008

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  • drink water and keep your feet elevated..but very hard to reduce it this far along in the pregnancy..you might be wearing sandles for a while
    kaylajean86

    Answer by kaylajean86 at 12:41 PM on Jun. 18, 2008

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  • Swelling can be a very normal part of pregnancy but you also might want to get to a dr and have your blood pressure taken and get a urine sample to check your protein levels. If the swelling is really bad it is a sign that you may have toxemia/preeclampsia. Google it and check it out. I wouldn't hesitate to call the dr and go get checked out just to be on the safe side. Toxemia/preeclampsia is EXTREMELY dangerous to you and baby. Good luck! May you have a safe and healthy rest of your pregnancy.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:54 PM on Jun. 18, 2008

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  • elevate your feet when sitting - dont walk or stand too long
    also get medical advise - they can tell yu if there is a problem other than normal excess water in your system causeing the swelling.
    vakatia

    Answer by vakatia at 12:55 PM on Jun. 18, 2008

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  • put them up and yep thats the only way prop them up and drink tons of water
    allisha_mom2B2

    Answer by allisha_mom2B2 at 1:30 PM on Jun. 18, 2008

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  • I use to dip my feet in hot water with salt in it and srink apple juice (idk why it works my granny told me to do it lol)
    RicanBarbi2

    Answer by RicanBarbi2 at 1:37 PM on Jun. 18, 2008

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  • Prop your feet up and try avoiding salt in your diet. My feet were like that too with my 1st pregnancy. I called my feet hobbit feet, lol.
    amybuddy45

    Answer by amybuddy45 at 8:36 AM on Jun. 19, 2008

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