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Doctor insights on: Should I Expect My Feet To Grow During Pregnancy

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Should I expect my feet to grow during pregnancy?

Should I expect my feet to grow during pregnancy?

Yes: Many women notice a change in shoe size during pregnancy from swelling and after pregnancy due to actual changes in foot size and/or shape. Word to the wise: save your money and don't buy new shoes while trying to conceive (ttc). ...Read more

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Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Is it possible for your feet to grow during pregnancy?

Is it possible for your feet to grow during pregnancy?

Foot size: Can change. The foot can widen., and the person may require a larger size shoe. (i never really thought about what occurs until you asked, i don't actually think the bones grow... - I am sure someone else can chime in with the answer to that....But shoe size does change. ...Read more

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What causes swelling of the feet during pregnancy?

What causes swelling of the feet during pregnancy?

Among the answers: Is the fact that the presence of the baby puts some pressure on the veins as they exit the leg into the abdomen, resulting in a back pressure that results in water retention. ...Read more

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What is associated with swelling in the feet during pregnancy?

What is associated with swelling in the feet during pregnancy?

Swelling: Pressure on the inguinal veins from the growing fetus puts pressure on the veins and makes a backlog into the lower extremities and feet. ...Read more

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Is it okay to do spa massage and foot massage during pregnancy ?

Is it okay to do spa massage and foot massage during pregnancy ?

Generally yes: If they know you're pregnant. Check w/your OB before deciding. Early in pregnancy is safer than later. ...Read more

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Can I use compeed patches for my feet while pregnant? I used one today and i just read its not safe during pregnancy!

See your physician: You should see your OB doctor. They will know you the best and be able to advise you on how to take care of the problem. ...Read more

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Why there is swelling over foot during pregnancy?

Why there is swelling over foot during pregnancy?

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 have pre-eclampsia to be a sign of pre-eclampsia. It's probably caused by the increased blood volume and changes in the blood biochemistry that occur during pregnancy. ...Read more