Why is my right foot swollen during pregnancy Many women start retaining fluid during pregnancy, and water flows downhill. What do you do about swollen feet Drink more liquids and eat less salt so that you do not retain as much water. I’m already peeing for two. Drinking more seems counter intuitive. Drinking more water versus soda, coffee and caffeinated tea can help resolve water retention. What else can I do Put your feet up to help circulate fluids back toward your core, instead of them accumulating around your feet. I think the technical term for this is edema.
Remember that the hormones that help the ligaments and muscles relax to give the baby space to grow make your feet grow too. And unlike your stomach, your feet may actually stay that new bigger size. My biggest issue is swelling in my feet, and primarily the right foot. Excessive swelling is a sign of preeclampsia. If you have excessive swelling along with symptoms like a puffy face or hands or blood singing in your ears or seeing red, contact your doctor immediately. You do not want me to try to get the blood pressure down by drinking more water or taking.
Diuretics in that case Absolutely not. Preeclampsia is life threatening, and the only treatment in most cases is delivering the baby. If my blood pressure was not high before, it is now. If you don’t have high blood pressure when you check it, then this could be as simple as the fact that you wore a tight sock on the right foot limiting fluid flow. It would be nice to think the solution is changing foot wear. Or slept on your right side so the fluid couldn’t move as well from there as the left foot.
There is actually advice to sleep on your left side so the kidneys don’t have to strain so hard. I’d like to not have to worry about it. If you put your feet up and the right foot is still swollen, this could mean there’s a blood clot in the leg, especially if there’s pain in the leg. That would be a headache. If you have the swelling with a headache that won’t go away, then we’re back to preeclampsia. Ditto if you have chest pains and trouble breathing. While they say having a baby takes your breath away, no one mentioned that.