Okay I’m a little embarrassed and shocked that I’m sharing but I’m choosing to because it’s REAL life!
These were my feet when I was 9 months pregnant with Jayce.
Somebody call the ‘AMALAMBS’
Talk about swollen and uncomfortable
Swelling (EDEMA) is not an abnormal occurrence during pregnancy.
It can be caused by a variety of things but can also be worsened by some factors.
Below are some reasons pregnancy swelling can occur:
1. you’ve got a bit more blood and fluid during pregnancy because the baby needs the extra support.
2. Theres a baby AND your belly squishing down on the vessels that return blood from your legs to your heart.
3. extra pregnancy hormones helping the body to retain some fluid.
Another interesting thing that women have reported, (myself included) is foot growth after pregnancy. I went up half a size and my foot got a tad bit wider. I had to say goodbye to some of my favorite shoes, boohoo
The human body is so amazing. I find it both scary and fascinating all it can endure while creating and bringing life into this world.
Sidenote:: my feet no longer look like the 2nd pic
Wife - Mom - Doula