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hi alex i just wanted to no is it safe to have intercourse when i have 3weeks to go and also how to releive swollen ankles
Hi,
Thank you for your enquiry. It is safe to have intercourse during late pregnancy and some professionals recommend it to try to help labour to start – so don’t stop now!! Sometimes some positions can become uncomfortable so it is best to try alternate positions such as side lying for more comfort. Swollen ankles can be relieved by placing them above you heart to drain the accumulated fluid. You can try to do this straight up against a wall (put your legs along the wall first and then raise) or if this is too difficult, you can put them up on a lounge. The ankles may not come down too far this late in pregnancy but they will gradually ease following the birth. Some women find pressure stockings provide some help too.
Best wishes,
Alex.
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