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#1 kitkatswing

Posted 26 February 2013 - 03:23 PM

So many people have told me that wearing heels is dangerous whilst pregnant. Is this true?

I am 13 weeks along, and an avid wearing of all things high heeled!

I am finding though, that my hips are hurting at the end of the day, so I may have to admit defeat and put the heels into lockdown for a while....

BUT, as my wonderful husband points out, I have an excuse to go buy LOTS of pretty new flats!!!!

#2 Caseymay

Posted 26 February 2013 - 03:28 PM

My doctor told me off one day for wearing heels when pregnant as if you fall you can cause the placenta to pull away from the uterus which is dangerous! It is only 9 months original.gif

#3 Rumour has it..

Posted 26 February 2013 - 03:30 PM

I was the same. High heels everyday all day, I stopped when 12 weeks pregnant and cant stand wearing heels these days haha.

#4 MrsLexiK

Posted 26 February 2013 - 03:33 PM

I've still worn heels and wedges no where near as much maybe once or twice a week. I don't wear them for as long, ie I will wear thongs into work and if I walk around the area I work at lunch I will sometimes change into thongs due to tram tracks.

I haven't seen any difference in my legs hurting, restlessness, cramps etc if I have worn higher shoes or not. Clearly I am wearing the lower ones not my massive pumps or anything.

#5 YodaTheWrinkledOne

Posted 26 February 2013 - 03:34 PM

QUOTE (kitkatswing @ 26/02/2013, 03:23 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So many people have told me that wearing heels is dangerous whilst pregnant. Is this true?

I am 13 weeks along, and an avid wearing of all things high heeled!

I am finding though, that my hips are hurting at the end of the day, so I may have to admit defeat and put the heels into lockdown for a while....

BUT, as my wonderful husband points out, I have an excuse to go buy LOTS of pretty new flats!!!!

Easy to do when you are just pregnant, not so easy to do when you are 39 weeks pregnant.  

Your body will tell you when to give them up - because it hurts so much more (than normal)!

Since having kids, I sometimes wear heels, but not as high as I used to.  Not practical when carrying kids around either ....

Edited by YodaTheWrinkledOne, 26 February 2013 - 03:34 PM.


#6 Cuddlesnkisses

Posted 26 February 2013 - 03:42 PM

I wore heels 6 - 8 cm heels until I finished work, 36 weeks.

#7 KylieY

Posted 26 February 2013 - 03:50 PM

I stopped wearing heels at 20 weeks. My midwife told me off. I was a bit devo because I adored all my high heels. They are now a thing of the past, except special occasions. Now I have many many awesome flats. Really lots

#8 countrychic29

Posted 26 February 2013 - 03:58 PM

I havent heard that it is 'dangerous' just more for the comfort factor i thought.

I wear flats or small wedges at work, except for client meetings when i wear heels (there will always be some lady to tell me off though)

I'm MOH in a wedding in 2 weeks (will be 30 weeks pg) and will be wearing 12cm stilettos, i have worded up the best man he will need to hold me up by end of day!

#9 mathilde

Posted 26 February 2013 - 05:41 PM

QUOTE (YodaTheWrinkledOne @ 26/02/2013, 03:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Easy to do when you are just pregnant, not so easy to do when you are 39 weeks pregnant.  

Your body will tell you when to give them up - because it hurts so much more (than normal)!

Since having kids, I sometimes wear heels, but not as high as I used to.  Not practical when carrying kids around either ....



I agree - I'm waiting for my body to tell me to give up heels. I'm six months pregnant and wear high heels to work four days a week, plus sometimes on the weekend. I get a lot of surprised comments, but my back actually hurts more at the end of the days that I wear flats.

I feel fine right now as I'm not large enough to be off balance. I'll stop as soon as it becomes uncomfortable  or my balance is affected though.

#10 HurryUpAlready

Posted 26 February 2013 - 05:55 PM

I wore heels at work and socially all the way through my pregnancy, although I admit that I probably did have some lazy/daggy days where I wore my flats.

I wasn't uncomfortable or unbalanced in heels (although I did take extra care on stairs), so I was happy to trot around in my heels at work. It made me feel good!!

Ignore everyone, just do what works for you.


#11 hamiriver

Posted 26 February 2013 - 06:05 PM

Wearing heels or not you could trip over and injure yourself.
I wore heels all through my 3 and only stopped at end when I wasnt working. I cant see why it matters or not!


#12 (feral)epg

Posted 26 February 2013 - 06:08 PM

Your ligaments are looser so you're more prone to injury IF you stumble, which is more likely in heels.  As the pregnancy progresses and you carry more weight and fluid you will be putting a lot more pressure on a small area of your feet and again are more prone to injury.
And if you get fluid retention and your feet swell you probably won't even fit in to all those dainty heels sad.gif

Your body will tell you when / if you need to stop.
I wore only thongs for the last 2 months of my pregnancy, and now 3 weeks after giving birth still don't even fit into my 'nice' shoes.  I'm getting concerned that my extensive (and far too expensive) shoe wardrobe will need to be replaced.

#13 Duck-o-lah

Posted 26 February 2013 - 07:48 PM

QUOTE
I'm MOH in a wedding in 2 weeks (will be 30 weeks pg) and will be wearing 12cm stilettos, i have worded up the best man he will need to hold me up by end of day!
Wowzers! Gooduck original.gif

As you get bigger your centre of gravity becomes altered making you more prone to falling, and as mentioned your ligaments are looser rendering you more prone to injury. Add heels to that equation and you may be more susceptible to injury.

That said, with DS I wore heels quite frequently without issue. This time I can't wear them due to hip problems and even if I could my feet went up 2 sizes before I hit the second trimester sad.gif I reckon if you're happy and comfy, go for it... there are enough banned things during pregnancy as is!




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