by kellyo19 (192 Posts), Fri Apr 01, 2011 08:24 pm
I was swollen with edema for a few wks after my babies were born. Its all that fluid from pregnancy and takes awhile to move out of your system. With my daughter I had a lot of night sweats and slept on towels to save the mattress. You can let your dr know about the fluid if you need to. Continue to monitor your BPs and watch for PE symptoms or worsening symptoms - PP PE is possible. The dr may ask for another 24-hr urine and bloodwork to monitor PE. Meanwhile, I know its hard with a new baby, but try and put your feet up when you can, and if you nap put your legs up on pillows to help push the fluid out of your extremities.
2005: PE/IUGR pregnancy with Daughter, born 40+2 induction. Diagnosed with Sensory Processing Disorder (or Sensory Integration Dysfunction) in 2010. Diagnosed with ADHD in 2011. It's getting better with OT and treatment!
2009: PIH pregnancy with Son, born 38+5. Diagnosed in 2011 as Developmental Language Delays, Social-Emotional-Communication Delays. More testing Nov. 2011.
2011: I'm undergoing neurological testing. Praying for the best!