My feet have been pretty much permanently swollen this past week. I've had swelling off and on for some time but being that I am 37 weeks tomorrow, I'm not surprised that they are swollen all the time. I've noticed that my right foot is always more swollen than my left. Now my skin hurts to the touch, particularly on my right foot. Just the water hitting my right foot in the shower hurt. It feels like my feet are bruised. The pain in my left foot is very minimal, almost don't feel it, but my right is super sensitive to touch.
My sister had mentioned maybe I wasn't getting enough salt and I thought that was crazy. Last night while looking up relief from swelling I did read not to skimp on salt and that during pregnancy you should get 70g+ a day. When I track my food, sodium is not one of the things I really pay attention to. I went back and looked through what I had eaten and I'd consumed a whopping 3g of sodium!
Could this problem be from my lack of sodium or could it be something else? Or is this totally normal? I see my ob on Tuesday.
Also...when I saw my ob earlier this week I had gained 4lbs within the past week. I admitted I had been somewhat ravenous but 4lbs is still a lot and she asked if I'd had any swelling. I told her YES and she just said that water weight does count and that my bp looks fine. However, I got to thinking the other day, I think my bp is usually lower than the norm and all throughout my pregnancy it's more about average, not low.
They've been a little more swollen than this as of late.