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Edna asked:
Is it safe to wear high heels when I am pregnant ?
I am currently getting into my 22wk and I have been used to wearing heels before I get pregnant.

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Arora Valley answered:
Your feet increase in size during pregnancy due to water retention in the legs. Also your pelvis changes shape and you put on extra weight, so it may not be comfortable as your pregnancy progresses. High heels alter your posture, shorten your calf muscles and place increased pressure on your back and knees. This may result in back pain later in pregnancy. Also, pregnant women are prone to falling and tripping due to changes in the centre of gravity and dynamics. For these reasons flat and low-heeled shoes are ideal. Backless shoes made of flexible material can accommodate changes to your feet.

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Janice answered:
I stopped wearing heels the moment I got pregnant because I'm a clumsy girl :P. I didn't want to take the risk of falling down so i converted to flats (with anti slip soles) once I confirmed my pregnancy. Although I don't encourage preggies to wear heels, it really depends on individual. I have a friend who actually didn't feel comfortable wearing flats and during her pregnancy, she actually wore heels throughout because she wasn't used to wearing flats and she felt that it was harder to walk with heels. I suppose so long as you take care, walk with caution, a bit of heels won't hurt. Just remember not to squeeze your feet into a pair of ill fitting heels as your feet will expand as pregnancy progresses.

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ran14 answered:
It is not safe to wear high heels during pregnancy. However, if you wish to have relief from wearing high heels (wear 3 to 4 times longer), have correct walking posture, allowing proper weight distribution from ball of feet to heel. You can try Insolia. It is a silicone insert for high heels. Rachael Ray- youtube on Insolia Coach Footwear to use Insolia - July 2015 Marks and spencer footwear to use Insolia - 2012

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Winnie Yap answered:
Its better to avoid wearing high heels during pregnancy as your tummy grows bigger. This is because of the increase in weight and the heels, especially those with steep heels will cause pressure to the backbone. And with higher frequencies of leg cramps, accidents may happen where the pregnant mummy trips and fall. I love wearing heels too but stopped when im in my late 2nd trimester.

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Serababy0503 answered:
Better not. It adds pressure to the lower back and hip.

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Eve answered:
I stop wearing high heel when I found out I am pregnant.

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April answered:
Same as Janice, I switched to wearing flats once I knew I was pregnant. I could trip and fall even when there is nothing blocking me. The last thing I want is to lose the baby inside me hence I purposely wore crocs which is not that slippery but must be careful too as in my 3rd trimester, I felt the shows getting slippery hence i bought a new pair. A little heels should be ok as long as you take precaution.

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Joy answered:
I think wearing short heels like an inch or so is okay. It's not good if ur shoes are too flat toi, there should be some cushion to soften the impact of our increasing weight on our feet. Most importantly, you have to feel comfortable.

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June answered:
I stopped wearing heels when I got into about 24 weeks. Safety was the main reason, as you may trip and fall.

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Charmaine answered:
It is fine to wear high heels. The only thing to be cautious about is the risk of losing balance and fall as our center of gravity changes with weight increase. Too high a heels may cause bad posture which will result in a backache more easily especially when u r carrying a heavy load in your belly.

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oink17 answered:
My gynae told me it is okay to wear high heels, but must stick to those with short heels, like about 1 inch or less. However, I personally would not suggest wearing high heels, as your weight increases and your body shape and center of gravity change, making you walk differently (and less steadily). A fall during pregnancy could hurt you and possibly your baby, so think twice before putting on that pair of high heels.

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