Technically that's correct, you can swell just because you're pregnant,as if the belly and breasts weren't enough! However, you can swell as part of the whole preeclampsia syndrome. I know that I did, I left the hospital heavier than I was going in, quite an achievement if you consider that I'd had a baby! So much for the instant 12 lb weight loss[:D]. I was so big that when I went to the renal clinic for follow up in the days after my discharge, the nurses and the receptionist didn't realise that I'd actually had the baby!!!! If you have been diagnosed with preeclampsia and you are watching out for worsening symptoms then I think suddenly more severe swelling might be significant but not as much as say, severe headache, visual disturbances or severe abdominal pain.
DH, Dave (40)
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