Not much swelling here, just my hands a little bit but still could wear my ring.
DH Paul 34
DD1 Victoria 6 July 2006
DD2 Sarah 2 Feb 2011
DS1 Theodore July 2013
Married Aug 3, 2002
Swelling may be reduced by eating foods that are high in potassium, such as bananas, and by avoiding caffeine. Here are some other helpful hints to manage swelling during your pregnancy
There are muscles in your calves that help to pump blood up from your feet. It is called the soleus. If you spend a lot of time sitting, you may need to exercise them to get the circulation going and get the water out of your feet. Try knee bends (like squats, but only halfway down). You can hold onto the back of a chair for balance. Those will stretch the muscle. You can strengthen the muscle while sitting at your desk. Put both feet flat on the floor, then raise one heel at a time as far as you can without raising the balls of your feet or your toes off the ground. Try these two exercises as much as you are able, and I bet it will help. Also, your legs should be at 90 degrees, so if your chair is too high, you might need to put a box under your feet to keep them elevated. And don't spend too long at your desk without getting up to exercise. Maybe once an hour you can get up out of the chair and try the knee bends. (Pretty soon, you'll be taking a stroll to the bathroom once an hour, too.) HTH.
Deb ................. DH Norm
DS Caleb, 13 ...... DS Patrick, 12
DS Isaiah, 8 ......... DS Thomas, 7
DD Cherish, 6....... DD Emily, 7\18\13 ....... Ripple, 17
William, 14 weeks, 4/11/12