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Is it okay if I wear high heels while pregnant?

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Is it okay if I wear high heels while pregnant?

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Every time an expectant celebrity steps out in sky-high heels, it makes instant headlines. Sometimes it’s because the mom-to-be looks so chic; other times people imply that her precarious footwear is somehow endangering her innocent unborn baby.

It turns out that elevating your heels doesn’t impose any intrinsic danger to your joints or ligaments. But it’s your already-compromised balance that can and should be cause for concern, especially in that pesky third trimester, when your center of gravity is way off and you’re more likely to fall. “Early in pregnancy, heels aren’t a problem,” adds Hilda Hutcherson, MD, clinical professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Columbia University Medical Center and the author of What Your Mother Never Told You About S-e-x. “They’re really sexy and all of that, but by the third trimester wearing super-high heels can cause back strain and pain. And yes, there’s a risk that you could trip and hurt the baby.”

So strut with (careful) confidence early on, but trade the stilettos for some cozy flats as your due date approaches. You’ll be safer and more comfortable.

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Is it safe to wear high heels during pregnancy?

When you are pregnant your body mobility decreases. It's not safe to wear heels during pregnancy because you're more exposed to accidents. Change the heels for something comfortable as Repetto Zizi shoes. You won't regret the decision.

lionking44 |

Is it safe to wear high heels during pregnancy?

I wear 4-5 inch heels till i give birth. They help with my siatic nerve problems. I am actually more cautious when walking with them and more clumsy when walking with tennis shoes and flip flops.

jamieball1977 |

Is it safe to wear high heels during pregnancy?

I have a prized collection of stilettos which I hold near and dear to my heart and have always prided myself in being able to walk in any terrain with confidence of not falling. However, recently (in my 19th week) I have noticed myself feel very unbalanced and even fell! I couldn't believe it! I didn't hurt myself, other than my pride, but it proved to me that flats are going to have to be the way to go going forward.

Ea02367 |

Is it safe to wear high heels during pregnancy?

My doctor suggested not to wear high heeled shoes because high heels can cause back strain and pain. I decided to buy two pairs of sneakers from www.ankenyshoes.com/ for maximum comfort, they keep your feet healthy and provide great balance.

amyabel68 |