6 dangers of wearing heels during pregnancy

6 dangers of wearing heels during pregnancy

A friend of mine is at the 31st week of pregnancy and has noticed how her back has started to hurt a lot over the past few weeks. The doctor checked her pregnancy week by week and when she told him about her back pain, the first thing he asked was if she had been wearing heels for those past few weeks.

She immediately said it was, and the doctor said she should stop wearing it immediately. Then she was surprised by his reaction, but he eventually explained to her all the dangers of wearing heels while pregnant.

Want to know the risks and why you should stop wearing it during your pregnancy? Well, keep reading, as we’ll guide you through the risks.

1. Your feet will become more swollen

Swelling of the feet or edema begins to appear during the twenty-second to twenty-seventh week of pregnancy, affects about 25% of all women and may persist up to or until the thirty-first week of pregnancy.

It may also cause swelling in your legs and ankles. Also, during pregnancy, fluid builds up in your legs and feet which can cause severe pain, especially if you wear high heels. During that time, wearing heels will feel really uncomfortable and will only exacerbate the problem. Also, it will be very painful to press your feet into the heels.

2. Sciatic nerve

The sciatic nerve is a nerve that runs from your back to your feet and passes through the back of your legs. If you wear high heels during pregnancy, it can put pressure on the nerve, which can lead to complications. You can have symptoms like pins and needles feeling in your legs, not to mention numbness in your legs. It can also cause damage to the disc in the spine.

3. Back pain will make your life more difficult

When you’re pregnant, your body releases hormones, one of which is progesterone, whose job is to loosen the ligaments in your back to allow your stomach to grow and so that the baby can pass safely through your pelvis once it’s time for this. This loosening, combined with wearing high heels, can cause your pelvis, hip, and back to shift, completely flexing your posture due to your posture, resulting in a different shape for your back. Because of the weight gain during pregnancy, maintaining this pose will only cause a lot of pain to your back, and it should be avoided at all costs because the damage you do to your ligaments can have long-term effects.

4. Annoying muscle cramps

Wearing high heels during those precious nine months can cause problems with your muscles, if they are worn every day. When you wear high heels, your calf muscles are constantly shortened, which can cause them to tighten over a period of time. It could stay like this for the rest of your life and you could get calf cramps.

5. Irritation of hip problems

There is another problem that you may face while wearing heels during pregnancy. When you wear high heels, your hip bones push up due to the baby’s weight, and over time your legs push your body up. This causes your buttocks to protrude after childbirth.

6. The chance of miscarriage

We all know that it is not the easiest in the world to walk in heels, although many believe that they are experts at it. Now, imagine carrying the baby extra weight, especially in the last trimester, when your tummy is larger and your center of gravity is affected by hormonal changes and the weight of the baby. Why risk falling in high heels, and hurting your baby, when you can rock some lower heels and be just as awesome. Think about it, would you rather look cool or hurt your child?

pregnancy week by week

One of the things we learned from this is that wearing high heels during pregnancy is a bad idea, and that’s the only way to look at it. It can harm your body or even the baby. There are many risks and its price is not worth it. Be patient and when you give birth to your baby, you will have a chance to wear high heels again.

But during pregnancy, week by week, you will have to be careful about your baby because her baby is everything to the mother.

Author Biography:

Ella James is a freelance researcher and writer. She has contributed to many websites related to public health and fitness. Her interests include reading and writing about health and fitness issues and everyday skin care.

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