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Long birth story short, I had a great UC homebirth on Friday followed by a very short trip to L&D to get stitched up. On the ambulance ride, they started an IV fluid and at the hospital, antibiotics were added to it.
So Saturday evening, I notice my ankles are swelling. Today, they're swelling a bit more, and when I press into it, the dent stays for just a brief moment. My dad has heart disease and diabetes, so I'm well versed in what edema looks like, but my blood pressure is fine, not really anything else 'wrong', just some seriously sore muscles.
I'm drinking and peeing normal...maybe not quite as much as I should be with breastfeeding, but still a good amount.
I'm assuming the IV fluids backed up my kidneys and with all the birth stress, my body just needs some time to clear things out. When should I worry about this? I've never in my lfe had edema or swelling like this, even after 3 hospital births.
Amy ~ Web Designing Single Mom to 4: DD14, DS12, DS5, DS3