just my 2cents: after birth our bodies go thru diurisis, expelling all the extra fluid that we don't need anymore, women experience it in different ways, a lot of pp women are HOT, night sweats, pee like crazy, just getting all that fluid out. sounds like for somereason your tissues are absorbing some of it hence the edema in your lower extremities. Are you able to put your feet up often? Are they swollen all day or as the day wears on? Are you experiencing sweats and increased urination? drinking lots of fluids? how is your salt intake?...we tend to think salt will make swelling worse but we actually need it.