Swelling During Pregnancy (Severe)

During pregnancy, swelling that may be a sign of a more serious problem may include:

  • Weight gain of 2 lb (0.9 kg) or more during a 24-hour period.
  • New and increasing swelling, especially in your face, hands, or feet.
  • Swelling in your feet that does not improve even after you lie on your side for several hours.


Current as of: March 9, 2022

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review: Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine

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