A lot of women experience foot pain in pregnancy. Symptoms ranging from aches and pains to swollen feet.
Swollen feet and swollen ankles are more commonly heard of as pregnancy symptoms. Many women also experience foot pain. Foot pain feels like aching and throbbing in the heel, ball or arch of the foot.
A lot of women experience “fat feet” during pregnancy. Swelling in the feet and around the ankles during pregnancy is medically known as Edema.
Swelling can also occur in the hands, arms and face. If you notice this kind of swelling in the hands or other areas, please contact your doctor or midwife as it could be s sign or preeclampsia.
Your legs could be absolutely fine in the morning and their normal size. Then during the day they start slowly swelling up:
By the end of the day it can be quite unbearable as the swelling exerts a tightness and pressure.
Why women experience swelling feet during pregnancy:
Thankfully, the condition of “fat feet“ is only temporary and water retention should gradually ease off following birth.
It is normal to experience and increase in swelling in pregnancy week by week, as your baby grows and your body weight increases. Many women experience more problems with swollen feet during their third trimester.
Thankfully, the condition of “fat feet“ is only temporary and should gradually ease off following birth.
Flat feet? Yes you can get flat feet from pregnancy – medically known as over-pronation.