Postpartum edema, or postpartum swelling, is caused by an excess amount of fluid remaining in the body tissue after childbirth. Swollen extremeities (hands, feet, and ankles) and weight gain are the main symptoms of edema. Mild edema is extremely common — most women experience some level of swelling after giving birth.
Also asked, how do you relieve swollen feet after pregnancy?
How to relieve your poor swollen feet.
- Drink water. It seems counterintuitive, I know, but more water can help your kidneys process that extra fluid and communicate to them that they need to flush out all the fluid being held in.
- Eat healthy.
- Elevate, elevate, elevate.
- Massage those feet.
- Use Cabbage.