Pregnancy Edema & Other Pregnancy Foot Problems

Posted by on Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013

By 27 weeks, approximately three-quarters of pregnant women will have experienced some type of pregnancy edema or foot swelling. Mild swelling is perfectly normal and nothing to worry about. Many women report having trouble fitting into their favorite pair of shoes and observe swollen feet after long periods of standing or walking. However, you definitely want to have excessive swelling checked out, as this can be a sign of preeclampsia. If that’s the case, your pregnancy foot swelling will also be accompanied by elevated blood pressure and protein in the urine.