by ellemoon (47 Posts), Mon Jul 23, 2012 09:04 am
Hi I'm fairly new here but I thought I would chime in...
I have chronic HTN and I take a medication to help with swelling on a daily basis. I also had severe pre-e at 29 weeks and swelling (pitting edema) started at 24 weeks. So, I'm pretty familiar with swelling, unfortunately.
Did you eat a lot of sodium the day before? What about water.. are you drinking enough? Those are the things I would definitely look into first. Also, check your BP. Be sure to drink a lot of water and limit sodium. If the swelling doesn't improve, I would call your doctor and definitely mention it to them at your next appt either way.
Leslie (26) DH (28)
Chronic hypertensive since age 17
DD- born April 24, 2011 due to severe pre-e at 29w1d weighing 2lbs, 11oz
Diagnosed with homozygous MTHFR C677T
Pregnant with #2! Due 9/2/13 but will deliver at 36-37 weeks due to classical csection.
(Labetolol, HCTZ, Aspirin 81mg, Calcium, Mag, Zinc, D, Fish Oil, Fiber gummies, Folic Acid)