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Pregnant. On now prenatal vitamins. Started swelling in hands. Is it normal and safe to take this medicine?

I am six months pregnant, I am taking the Now Prenatal vitamins . I wanted to know if you are familiar with them and if you think they have all the nutrients I need for my baby an I an if they are acceptable. I also recently started swelling in my hands an feet a few days ago right when I first entered my third trimester I have heard this is common for women that are six months or further along in pregnancy. However i wanted to know if there could be anything specifically causing the swelling in my feet an hands.
Asked On : Fri, 13 Jul 2012
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Taking Now prenatal Vitamins is okay. Swelling of feet and hands is not related to the vitamin supplement. Though swelling of feet is common in advanced pregnancy, swelling of hands cannot be ignored. It appears that you are developing pregnancy induced hypertension. Your blood pressure had to monitored regularly along with any protein in urine, evidence of any facial swelling or swelling of fingers and hands. These are actually the early indications for onset of pregnancy induced hypertension. The growth rate of baby, fetal movements and amount of fluid in uterus have to be monitored serially. Any hypertension must be treated intensively. Serial sonograms and biophysical profile are required to monitor the condition of baby in uterus. Please do not restrict fluid or salt intake as this has got nothing to do with edema during pregnancy provided any other kidney condition is ruled out.

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