Swelling & Edema

Swelling & Edema

Update: 2020-04-192
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The technical term for swelling during pregnancy is edema. This happens in about 80% of all pregnancies. While swelling in your legs and feet is common and usually not an issue, it can also be a sign of a more serious condition, like preeclampsia. Learn why swelling happens, how to prevent and treat it, and when you should call your doctor or midwife.

 

You can read the full article and resources that accompany this episode by clicking here.

 

For more evidence-based information visit the Pregnancy Podcast website.

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Swelling & Edema

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