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What causes swelling in the feet and legs during pregnancy?

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Pressure from your growing uterus on the blood vessels carrying blood from the lower body causes fluid retention. The result is swelling (edema) in the legs and feet.

SOURCE:  The American Pregnancy Association.

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on July 8, 2019

SOURCE:  The American Pregnancy Association.

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on July 8, 2019

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