Pregnant in High Heels – Why Not Use?

High heels are a sign of femininity and are part of the look of practically all women. But what about when they are pregnant, can they continue using it? The argument that pregnancy is not a disease and it is not because this pregnant woman must stop taking care of herself is what many use to remain extremely elegant and on top of high heels. But isn’t all this vanity harmful to health?

Pregnancy is usually already accompanied by some discomfort and difficulties due to the swelling that affects the feet, legs and hands, but even with all this, some women do not give up composing their looks with beautiful high-heeled shoes. Are heels 10, 12 or 15 cm, platforms, wedges or stiletto heels, beautiful?

Use or Not?

Yes, they are, but if it is already difficult to walk, do you normally imagine balancing yourself with a big belly? For this reason, doctors do not recommend wearing high heels during the gestational period, especially after the 5th month of pregnancy, where the belly is already much larger and the severity of the body is increasingly altered.

Pregnancy is not really a disease, much less force a woman to be careless, but it is necessary to give up certain things and change some habits . As well as the size of the heel, appropriate clothes, hair dyes and even some aesthetic treatments should be avoided aiming at the health of the baby and the mother.

As for banning the use, some doctors are divided in opinions, but everyone has the same statement, that high heels totally change the woman’s posture as well as the center of gravity, points that are well affected during any woman’s gestational period.

Another point cited by the specialists is that of the ligaments that guarantee the stability of the spine that become looser during the gestational period, which increases the risk of injuries in the area.

Pregnancy Pains

That is why it is so common to hear complaints from pregnant women regarding low back pain, in addition to the great changes and transformations that occur in her body over the 9 months. This loosening of ligaments increases the chances of falls and twists in the foot, which, if it occurs with a high heel, can make the situation even worse.

It is indisputable how beautiful a woman looks on top of a high heel and it is also clearly visible how her posture is altered. Therefore, this elegant posture that the jump provides during pregnancy is not so good, since the pressure that occurs in the lower back can cause severe pain in the spine .

With high weight, a much bigger belly and an altered center of gravity, all pregnant women walk in a different way, so if we can avoid accidents and falls, why take the risk for vanity?

Which Shoes Are Right For Pregnant Women?

For those who have the habit of wearing high heels and cannot abandon style, there is the option of replacing them with lower, thicker and more comfortable heels that provide a much greater stability to the body.

The sandals and thin strips shoes should be avoided to the maximum , since it does not give any security and increase the risk of accidents. There are many options for beautiful shoes with more comfortable heels that do not pose any risk.

The higher platforms and wedges may be more comfortable than thin heels, but they offer as much risk or even more because they do not offer so much balance. They have greater facility to twist and turn the foot, especially on uneven floors and sidewalks such as that of our cities. The sole of the shoe should also be analyzed, as some very smooth ones can be the cause of serious accidents as well.

More Comfortable

The most suitable for the gestational period are more comfortable sneakers, low-heeled sandals that do not have thin straps that can increase the swelling of the feet by “strangling” them and still hurting the woman.

Sneakers and flat shoes are also good options, but avoid those that are totally without heels as you will strain and press your heels and spine too. Finding a comfortable, elegant and non-hazardous middle ground is always the best decision .

If you have an event that high heels are indispensable, you can go with a more comfortable shoe and take the heel in the bag and put it only in place. Do not forget that your feet increase in size during pregnancy and that comfortable shoe that you used to dance all night, today can bother you and end up squeezing you. So no abuse, okay?

See Also:  What Kind of Clothes Should I Wear During Pregnancy?

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My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.

Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.

Dr. Alexis Hart

My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.

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