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Old 03-24-2013, 08:43 AM   #1
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Fingers Still Swollen - 4 weeks postpartum

So I stopped wearing my wedding ring halfway through my pregnancy because my fingers were swelling and it was getting uncomfortable. Its been 4 weeks since I had my little one and I tried my ring back on hoping it would fit. Unfortunately no go, it doesn't go past my knuckle. Is there hope that the swelling will continue to go down over the next few weeks? If so, how much longer should I expect or should I consider getting my ring resized?

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Old 03-24-2013, 10:26 AM   #2
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Re: Fingers Still Swollen - 4 weeks postpartum

Depending on how swollen you were, or just how much weight you gained in general it could even take a few months. I only had to take my rings of for 1 of my 4 pregnancies, but I think I had them back on within about 6 weeks.

I wouldn't resize unless you were seeing no change after about 4 months.
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Old 03-24-2013, 08:07 PM   #3
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I've gained over 50 pounds with each of my pregnancies, so my rings not fitting is a mixture of actual swelling and just in general - getting fatter overall. I do not resize my rings because i know eventually I'll get there and then have to have them resized again. Sadly, it was nearly a year last time before they fit. I just wait it out.
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Old 03-26-2013, 09:17 PM   #4
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Re: Fingers Still Swollen - 4 weeks postpartum

I gained 55 lbs with my first pregnancy, and my rings fit fine until the very last month when I swelled up. Oddly enough, after my swelling went down a few weeks pp, my rings still didn't fit. They didn't fit again until I had lost all 55 lbs 9 months later! I had been thinking I'd need to resize and I'm so glad I waited! I just kept wearing my wedding ring on a necklace in the meantime. So my advice would be wait a while to see what happens!
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