thread: Fingers Swelling??

  1. #1
    Registered User

    Oct 2007
    Perth
    16

    Fingers Swelling??

    Hi everyone

    Im 9 weeks pregnant and just this morning couldnt put my rings on! Is this normal so early? My fingers are really swollen and I dont know why. My diet is pretty good, I try not to eat too much salt and drink lots of water. I started researching online and completely made myself paranoid about pre-eclampsia. So, just asking if anyone else has experienced this so early or should I head off to my GP to get some tests?

    TIA,

    Hayley


  2. #2
    Jodie259 Guest

    It's perfectly normal Hayley.
    I swelled up really early on in my first pregnancy. I never took my wedding ring off... but I noticed it was getting tighter and tighter. I asked my ob about it - and he said to remove it or they would have to cut it off.

    That was 2 years ago - and 9 months after giving birth, I got pregnant again - and my fingers have not returned to pre-pregnancy. So my wedding ring is still in the safe

    I'm sure it's nothing to do with your diet, or pre-eclampsia... it's just hormones & your body changing.

    With both of my pregnancies - I had this weird thing happen to my lower legs. Apart from the swelling - if you pressed down on the shin bone - the skin would indent - and not spring back. So I could have all these dents down my shins. It even freaked my Obstet out... and sent me off for blood tests. But I was all clear.

    So try to relax. You'll probably have a 12 week check won't you? You can mention it to your doc/ob then...but I wouldn't panic too much.

  3. #3
    BellyBelly Professional Support Panel

    Nov 2005
    QLD
    3,068

    I agree with Jodie. It is normal. Dont worry hun.

  4. #4
    Registered User

    Oct 2007
    Perth
    16

    Thanks for your replies, guys. The fingers have gone down a bit today, could fit the rings on around lunch time but Im sure they will be coming off again soon.

  5. #5
    Registered User

    Oct 2007
    1,256

    Yep very normal, my swell on & off through out the day!

  6. #6
    Registered User

    Nov 2006
    Vic
    128

    Me too, really early on.. my rings would fit ok in the morning but would become firm and uncomfortable by afternoon. Now even on a cool morning I have no hope of even getting them on!!

  7. #7
    2Bubs4Us Guest

    i hade the same with DS, and i have it again with #2, my rings are on my chain on my neck, got them enlarged after DS was born, but still don't fit!

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