April 30, 2019
Swelling in legs, ankles, and feet is very common during pregnancy, especially during the third trimester and in the summertime. This is mostly a result of the extra fluid your body produces in order to grow another human and prepare for childbirth.
When is it cause for concern?
It’s a completely expected side effect of being pregnant, but in rare cases it’s a symptom of a more serious health issue, so call if your doctor if:
In most cases, leg swelling while you’re pregnant is totally normal. After you give birth, sometimes that swelling takes a while to go down. But there are ways to help the process along (or at least not drag it out any longer than necessary).
What can you do to help bring the swelling down?
Still swollen? Chat with a coach to talk through some more ideas.