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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Count the calories: Use breastfeeding to burn up stored calories. One can get her pre-pregnancy weight back, and work out with weights to get in great shape again, but ca ... Read More

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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
37 years experience Podiatry
Yes: When pregnant it is completely normal for foot and ankles to swell causing pain. Your hips are shiftedmforwardmwhich changes gait can make them hurt ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michelle Jones singer
37 years experience Gynecology
Call your doctor: I suggest you let your doctor be aware of the swelling and discomfort in your foot and ankle. You should be evaluated for a blood clot.
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Roberts
45 years experience Pediatrics
Highly unlikely: lidocaine is not a known teratogen, very well documented. A single umbilical artery and other birth defects including coarctation of the aorta may ha ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Pena
24 years experience Fertility Medicine
If unilateral - DVT?: While it is common to have swollen lower extremities postpartum as fluid shifts occur after delivery, this is usually bilateral. If the swelling is u ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: Ankle swelling is a relatively common issue in late pregnancy.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
30 years experience General Practice
'feet up'/stockings: Support stockings and 'staying off your feet' will help ankle swelling (edema). Remember: ankle edema is a sign of pre-eclampsia (old term=toxemia) s ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
13 years experience Podiatry
Labour type?: How did you deliver? Cesarean? Vaginal deliver? It may play a role sometimes due to stirrups against the feet in vaginal delivery. Other than that ... Read More
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
46 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Swelling: Swelling in the feet is a common problem of pregnancy. Physicians used to associate it with pre-eclampsia, but it occurs in too many women who don't h ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kim Kuhar
Dr. Kim Kuhar answered
33 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Yes exercise in pregnancy is safe.
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