Ankle swelling

Pregnancy symptoms

Ankle swelling

Swelling happens when your body holds on to more fluid than usual during pregnancy. This is called oedema.

Normal Swelling
It’s normal to have swelling, especially later in your pregnancy. This is usually temporary and goes away after delivery. It’s common for pregnant women to feel puffiness in their ankles, feet, and fingers. However, some women can have swelling for another 12 weeks after the delivery. 

Unusual Swelling
Swelling can also be a sign that something more serious is wrong:

You should contact your doctor immediately if you have these symptoms.

How to cope with foot and ankle swelling?
Swelling in your ankles tends to get worse as the day goes on. Here are the things you can you to relieve the swelling.

Foot massage might also help but the pressure point massage should be avoided.


Dr. Wanwadee Sapmee Panyakat (OB-GYN) (3 February 2020)


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