Hello, I would be happy to help you with your question.
There is NO cure for swelling of the extremities during pregnancy
. Given that you were placed on a blood pressure medication
, there was obviously concern about preeclampsia
. You should have had labs for preeclampsia drawn, a 24 hour urine collection for protein measurement, and an ultrasound
to assess the fluid in the sac and the babies growth.
Also, the itching can be a sign of a more serious problem called "cholestasis
of pregnancy". I do not mean to alarm you, but telling you to take a medication and go on bedrest without a better explanation or evaluation of your symptoms is not good care.
Call your doctor in the am and demand a 'sit-down' to ask about what is going on and whether they think they are doing everything they can to assure a healthy pregnancy and good outcome!
I hope this helps and good luck. Thank you for using HCM!