If you have the common non-urgent type of swelling, it will probably be worse in the afternoon or evenings and will be present in both feet. It should also lessen when you lie down.
When should I contact a doctor/midwife with swelling in pregnancy?
If your swelling is severe or comes on suddenly, or particularly in your face as well as hands and feet, and comes with a headache or problems with your vision, you may have pre-eclampsia. If you are experiencing these symptoms, you should call your midwife, hospital or doctor immediately.
Macdonald S, Magill-Cuerden J, Mayes’ midwifery, fourteenth edition, Edinburgh: Bailliere Tindall Elsevier, 2012Hide details
ℹLast reviewed on April 1st, 2014. Next review date April 1st, 2017.