The U.S. government website http://womenshealth.gov managed by the Office on Women’s Health recommends asking your doctor about support hose for swelling during pregnancy.
Many women experience mild swelling in the face, hands, or ankles at some point in their pregnancies. As the due date approaches, swelling often becomes more noticeable. Please also read our article
If you experience sudden swelling in your hands or feet or if you gain weight rapidly call your physician — it could be preeclampsia.
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