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Old 03-17-2005, 09:11 AM   #1
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Bella535 HB User

Hi ladies I wanted to know if any of you know what I can possibly due to reduce my swelling! In the day its not that bad but at night I can barely close my hands cuz my fingers are sooooooo swollen. Any help is appreciated.

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Old 03-17-2005, 09:17 AM   #2
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Re: Swollen

I'm 23 weeks and have PIH, pregnancy induced hypertension, so I know a little about swelling, thankfully though, it hasn't been too bad yet. But I know my dr said to drink, drink, drink. Seems like all that water would swell you more, but it doesn't, it flushes your system out. And lay on your left side as much as possible. Hope that helps!

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Old 03-17-2005, 09:21 AM   #3
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Re: Swollen

I worked with a girl who developed this problem late in her pregnancy. Her doctor told her to get lots of rest, lay on her left side, and drink plenty of water. Hope this helps!!

Old 03-17-2005, 11:54 AM   #4
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Re: Swollen

hmm I dont know if those would make a big difference cuz I try to do both. Thank god its almost over. thanx for your help.

Old 03-18-2005, 10:49 AM   #5
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Re: Swollen

Drink lots and try to elevate your feet for at least 1 hour a day - more if you can. If I sit too long I get puffy so I get up evry 20-30 min.

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