Monday, June 21, 2010

Yummy/Yucky Pregnancy Side Effect #6: Feet/Cankles

Maybe your shoes were too big before and they fit now! Maybe your ankles were too thin?

Fat, flat, feet. Your feet swell as your pregnancy advances and many women’s arches also fall during pregnancy making it necessary for some women to buy shoes that are a size larger or wider.  I can’t say this one changes after you have the baby…I wore a 7.5 shoe before Sophie and I pretty much wear all 8’s now.

As for the cankles (calf/ankles).  I have been ok in this department with only occasional ankle swelling.  If your ankles swell up--talk to your doctor to make sure it isn't a sign of something more serious (preeclampsia). If it's not, then you'll probably be told to elevate your legs, drink more water, and move around more frequently if you sit at a desk all day.

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