Fans fear Jessica Simpson could be suffering from scary pregnancy condition

Eliza Velk
Junior Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer

From falling ill at the start of the week to now having an extremely swollen foot, poor Jessica Simpson looks to be having a rough time coping with the side effects of being pregnant.

And now fans are warning the singer –  who is expecting the arrival of her third child any week now – that she could be suffering from the life-threatening condition, pre-eclampsia.

It began when Jess turned to Instagram for advice on how to remedy her severely enlarged ankle.


“Any remedies?! Help!!!!?” she captioned a shocking image of her swollen foot –  a common side affect many pregnant women face. 

Luckily, her followers came to her rescue and provided the 38-year-old mum plenty of advice.

“Get your feet above your heart. Stay hydrated and call your doctor,” one person wrote before warning her that swollen feet can also be a sign of pre-eclampsia – a potentially fatal pregnancy condition linked to high blood pressure and may also mean an early delivery. 

Jessica Simpson is suffering from severe pregnancy swelling as the arrival of her third child looms closer. Source: Getty Images.

“If you can make play-doh like holes in your ankles that’s not a good thing. Concern from TX and a formerly preeclamptic Momma!” she wrote.

“When my ankles looked like this I had preeclampsia – I was induced immediately prayers for relief and that all is well,” another added. 

While others shared remedies that she could try once any scary conditions had officially been ruled out.


The most common advice was to keep her feet elevated and drink plenty of water, however others also suggested that rubbing essential oil on it would soothe the pain as well.

There were also some odd suggestions in the mix with one person saying: “Dipping your feet in hot water with apple cider vinegar also wrapping them with cabbage leaves”.

Meanwhile another wrote: “Go swimming! You’re weightless and it will relieve the swelling! You will have to pee every 5 minutes but it works!!”


Hopefully with all the advice the shared by fans, the Boots Are Made for Walkin singer can find the proper relief and continue what’s left of her pregnancy journey without further complications.

Jessica and her husband Eric Johnson – who have been married for four years – have already confirmed that the new addition to the family will be a little baby girl.

She will grow up alongside their other children, six-year-old daughter Maxwell Drew and five-year-old son Ace Knute.

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