I was just wondering when would be the time to mention swelling to the doctor. I know Its very common in pregnancies but I never had it with my son so this is a first for me. Yesterday my feet and hands just swelled up and I also had some cramping and it was also in my back as well. I have had them propped all night and all day drinking as much water as I can. The swelling is still the same. I dont want to call the doctor and they think im gonna be some unknowledged worry wart. This is only the second time it has happened but its worse this time. Alot of my friends and family tell me its fine and its normal but then I read about pre- e that it can be mild to severe and if the swelling doesnt go down in 24 hours call your doctor. So Im not sure what I should do. I am also obese considering my hieght and weight so I am at a risk of pre-e to begin with. I just need more info about swelling and for those who have had pre-e. My husband is the worry wart and wants me to call the doctor but Im just not sure.