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A 26-year-old female asked:

Swelling during pregnancy after 38 weeks ?

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Dr. David Schleimer
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39 years experience
Yes: Swelling is common, as the fetus takes up so much room that vascular and other body parts are being moved and squeezed, so it is common to have a back up of fluid, especially in the extremities. At 38 weeks you should be seen by your OB for anything however. You are close! congratulations and good luck!

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