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I am 35 weeks pregnant and my feet and face and hands swollen

i am having really bad pressure down below and it hurts when i walk i went to my obgyn and they made me pee in a gallon so they can test my pee i am very scared i dont know what is causing this does anyone have any information for me that can help i have false labor pains too and this is my first pregancey

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It isn't always perfect and many different women have many different symptoms. Some women get it harder than others, since you went to the doctor I think that there's nothing else you can really do for now. Make sure not to drink alcohol, drink plenty of water, eat healthy, and exercise enough.

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okay thanks its just that its been going on for 3 days now and the false labor pains have been going on for 1 week but they are getting worse i feel like she is pushing down and that she is trying to come out it hurts really bad and she is kicking my ribs like crazy my obgyn act like they really dont care
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If you aren't confident in your obgyn, perhaps you need to change doctors
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That#039;s only normal. it just means the baby has dropped and is almost ready to come to this world Don#039;t worry it will all be over soon and you will have your bundle of joy in your arms

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take of your shoes to make you feel better.

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Ice them down for a while then if it dont work than don't worry it's really normal when your pregnant

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It happened to me on my last weeks. It got even worse after the baby for couple of months. It's easy to say not to worry but my best advice is: Drink a lot of water, eliminate salt and wear those panty hose for better circulation. You'll feel better soon enough.

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I'm just wondering how is your blood pressure doing? Sometimes you can develop pre-eclampsia, especially in the third trimester. The pressure you feel could just be Braxton hicks.(Braxton hicks is just another name for false labor). Keep your feet elevated and rest. And good luck to you!

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they said its low and i keep them up but the swellen is not going away
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You may have pre-eclampsia. The Dr. made you urinate in the big tub bc they want to check the levels of protein in your urine. The swelling is another sign of pre-eclampsia. I had this in my first pregnancy as well. My baby girl came 3 weeks early. My bp was high as opposed to your low one. The Dr. may suggest induction since that#039;s the only way to cure pre-eclampsia. I made it to 37 weeks and my baby was fine, she's 6 months now. Your Dr. may put you on bed rest to help the swelling as well. Just make sure to go to emergency if you don't feel well. Take it easy, you're almost there. Good luck and congratulations!

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Check with your dr. It's call edema and can be dangerous if untreated. Drink lots and lots of spring water

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Were comfortable shoes,so that way they do not get swollen

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Please keep regular track of your blood pressure!!! If it goes up call your unconcerned dr immediately. Also keep your feet up. It sounds like your baby is engaged (dropped) and when the baby turns her head back and forth it puts pressure on the nerves in what's called the pelvic floor. That REALLY is uncomfortable at best. When I was pregnant with my baby girl years ago and when she would twist and turn I would literally gasp!! Ouch!!

If you can think of it this way it may help you be less anxious. Our body does a LOT of preparation prior to birthing. It's getting ready for a precious marathon! It's training, so to speak, to do what it's supposed to do. This is what you are experiencing. If you want to enjoy the process, try going on line and research something like "symptoms of pending labor" or "what are Braxton Hicks?" another important one is "what is a mucous plug?"

Knowledge is POWER! Give yourself the gift of peace. Learn all you can so you know what is happening when you have your baby. You will experience birth with way less trepidation.

May you be blessed with joy and calm at this sacred time.

And watch your blood pressure!
Smiles, Grandma

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