Why are my feet swollen after deliver a baby?

WHAT SHOULD I DO?

💡 Swelling is very common during the postpartum period. 

💡 It usually gets worse during the first postpartum week. However, it gradually improves with time. Most of what causes swelling is an accumulation of fluid in some parts of your body.

💡 I know it maybe uncomfortable and bothersome. What you can do is to elevate your feet above the level of your heart whenever you have a chance to lie down (this is recommended by doctors)

💡 It is also important for you to walk and move around after delivery to prevent complications that lead to swelling in the legs. 

💡 But try not to overdo your activity. 

Some cases of swollen feet require urgent care. Get immediate medical care if you experience the following symptoms along with swollen feet:

  1. Unexplained, painful swelling of your feet or legs
  2. Warmth, redness, or inflammation at the affected area
  3. Swelling that’s accompanied by a fever
  4. Shortness of breath

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