How to Make Your Wedding Ring Fit After Pregnancy

how to fit your wedding ring after pregnancy

During pregnancy, you must be wondering when will your awesome slim-fit jeans fit again. However, you must have also thought that when your wedding ring is going to slide through your finger again after pregnancy. 

You don’t need to worry as your wedding ring will again fit your finger a few weeks after your pregnancy. A woman’s body produces around 50% more body fluids and blood during the time of pregnancy and this can also lead to edema on the feet, hands, face, and ankles. However, all these extra fluids will go away after delivery. 

So you’re pregnant and your wedding ring doesn’t fit anymore. What do you do? You don’t want to have to get a new one, but you don’t want your ring to start looking too worn either. Here are a few tips on how to make your wedding ring fit during and after pregnancy.

Will My Ring Fit After Pregnancy?

The body goes through a lot of changes after you have a child. However, it’s true everyone has a different body structure, but in general, your body will start to get rid of extra fluids in the week or so after giving birth.

In the first few weeks after giving birth, the uncomfortable swelling you had during pregnancy will start to go down, making it easier for you to slip on your favorite jeans or rings again.

Pregnant women and new moms can help their bodies get rid of extra fluids by drinking less water and exercising more.

how to make your wedding ring fit after pregnancy

Health Alert: After giving birth, it’s not a good idea to consume water pills to make your body less swollen.

At your postpartum checkups, talk to your doctor if you have questions about how much weight you lost and how much fluid you kept after giving birth.

Fitness expert Kayla Itsines (one of my besties) shows these very effective 8-minute Post-Pregnancy Workouts should be tried at home.


Below are some of the ways you can reduce the body fluids when pregnant: 

  • Don’t spend too much time in hot weather
  • Try compression socks
  • Rest with your feet elevated
  • Don’t stand for a long time
  • Wear clothes that are comfortable and are not too tight
  • Follow a proper diet
  • Drink sufficient water and keep your body hydrated
  • Eat potassium-rich foods like bananas
  • Limit the consumption of caffeine

When you implement these suggestions in your lifestyle, you’ll notice that the swollen reduces. However, if you have any questions, always seek the advice of your doctors.  

Wedding Rings and Swollen Fingers During Pregnancy

Most of the women know they’ll gain a lot of weight during pregnancy, but they don’t always think about fluid as a big part of that weight. Their bodies use that fluid to grow and nourish the baby.

By 34 weeks of their pregnancy, most women have almost 50 percent more fluids in their bodies than they did before they were pregnant. This is about 8 liters or about two gallons. Women get swollen during pregnancy because they have to carry so much milk for a day.

pregnant women exercising

During pregnancy, a woman can gain around 25 to 35 extra pounds and this weight is distributed as follows:

  • Placenta: 2 to 3 pounds
  • Breast Tissue: 2 to 3 Pounds
  • Fat: 5 to 9 pounds
  • Blood: 4 Pounds
  • Amniotic Fluid: 2 to 3 Pounds
  • Baby: 8 Pounds
  • Uterus: 2 to 5 Pounds

The fluid makes up about 25% of women’s weight that most women gain during pregnancy. Pregnant women often have edema, which is swelling caused due to extra fluid. This can cause shoes or wedding rings do not fit perfectly.

However, there are some significant reasons that can make this overall swelling worse: 

  • The summer heat
  • Standing for a long period of time
  • Excessive physical activity and caffeine intake
  • High levels of sodium consumption
  • Low potassium consumption

The ways you can reduce the swelling while pregnancy includes: 

  • Drinking a lot of water 
  • Eating well 
  • Resting
  • Not to wear tight shoes or clothes
  • Gentle exercise 
  • Wearing compression socks to help your blood flow

These are some of the ways you can keep your body from swelling while you are pregnant. However, ensure that you are following these guidelines during your pregnancy to reduce the amount of swelling while pregnant. 

Can Swelling Be Risky? 

When you’re pregnant, your body is going to get bigger. This is called preeclampsia, and it can prove problematic. So, it’s very important to see your doctor as soon as possible especially if you have any of the following symptoms:

  • Feeling unwell
  • Excess weight gain due to fluid retention

Blood clots can also cause a lot of swelling, but this is more likely to happen to one leg than the other. During pregnancy, there is also the risk of developing deep vein thrombosis (DVT).

If you have swelling in the following areas, make sure to contact your doctor as soon as possible: 

  • Tenderness or pain in the affected area
  • Swelling in the affected limb

Most women will lose 13 pounds right after giving birth, which includes the placenta, the baby, and the amniotic fluid. After a few days or weeks, more extra fluid will be flushed out of the body, which will lead to less swelling or pain.

How to Achieve Fitness After Pregnancy? 

In reality, there is no specific exercise to reduce the weight of your fingers. All you can do is follow some gentle exercises and a sensible diet plan. So, when you do all these, your overall hand and fingers tend to lose a significant amount of weight.  

Here are some of the exercises that you can implement to make your overall finger thinner.

  1. Hand Grip Exercises

Although this exercise is recommended for increasing the handgrips, it can still be used to reduce the weight of your fingers and make them thinner. However, ensure that you don’t overdo it as it can cause pain on your fingers. 

  1. Regular Walking

Walking is considered to be one of the best ways to reduce finger weight. However, if you have a treadmill at your home, you can also use that. Regular and consistent use of treadmills can indeed show positive results. 

  1. Perform Crunches (Basics Only)

Crunches can be one of the most effective ways to reduce your body fats and even make your fingers thinner. It’s always recommended that you speak with your doctor first before performing any of these exercises. 

  1. Add Some Cardio to Spice Your Exercises

Cardio exercises can also contribute a lot to give a better shape to your overall body. Moreover, these exercises can surely assist you to have thinner fingers so that you can easily slide your wedding ring through them. 

These are the best-recommended exercises that can help you to make your fingers thinner and more flexible to slide your wedding ring through them. 

Bottom Line

There are many possible ways that you can reduce the swelling of your body during pregnancy. However, not all the methods are effective. The methods mentioned in this article are the direct recommendations of experts and you can surely get benefits if you follow them consistently. 

So, I hope you’ll now know how to make your wedding ring fit after pregnancy. If you find this article helpful, check out other fitness after pregnancy blogs!  

How long does it take for rings to fit after pregnancy?

For any woman, it can take several weeks or months to fit your wedding and engagement rings properly again. If your hands are swollen, it can be hard to find the proper finger size, and when you do get a size that works, it can take some time to get used to it.