Some changes in your feet and ankles are normal during
pregnancy. These symptoms occur from normal
hormonal changes and increased body weight and usually
go away after delivery. Many women see a change in shoe size during pregnancy
and that may not go away later.
Redness and itching of the soles and palms
frequently occur during pregnancy. These symptoms may be caused by the normal
increase in the hormone
estrogen. A moisturizer may provide temporary
Swelling of the feet and ankles may occur because of normal
Foot strain, pain, and aching may be caused by
softness (laxity) in
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