by whereowhere (56 Posts), Tue Mar 19, 2013 01:16 am
I had severe preeclampsia and lost my twins at 21 weeks pregnant. I first started with leg swelling at around the 17-18 week mark. This time I am carrying one baby. I have had two days with no noticeable leg swelling. But, for two days this week, I had swelling in the same leg that was swelled last time with my twins. I called my doctor (who knows my pre-e risk) who told me that 90% of pregnant women have swelling. She said if it gets better with rest and being off my feet, that is likely a good sign. If it gets worse even after a night off my feet, that could be pre-e related. I had been in a car for a few hours the day I had the worst swelling. But indeed, the swelling went down that next morning after rest. It freaked me so much though, as I had nightmares even before I became pregnant again of looking down to see my leg swollen huge. I know it's still early for pre-e to show, but I hate that I've already had swelling. Anyone have any thoughts? Anyone have swelling and then go on with a pre-e free pregnancy? Just any thoughts or knowledge on this is appreciated.
Lost my beautiful boy & girl twins at 21 weeks to severe preeclampsia-2012
Mommy & Daddy will love you forever my sweet babies!
Pregnant again, due September 26, 2013. Praying for a pre-e free pregnancy.
Delivered a healthy baby girl at exactly 37 weeks, pre-e free! Had some hypertension post-partum but resolved with BP meds.
C-section planned for September 5, 2013 at exactly 37 weeks.