Nobody Will Tell You This About Birth And Pregnancy
Prepare For Your Feet To Change
One positive of pregnancy is you get to do a lot of shoe shopping! On average, a woman’s foot can grow by a half size or more during pregnancy. The same hormones that are released to relax the pelvic area also loosen the ligaments in the foot. In addition, the increased body weight of pregnancy lowers the arches, further adding to the foot’s length and width. Because the expansion is gradual, you might not realize the change at first. Unfortunately, this could lead to other problems like corns (caused by pressure from the shoes), ingrown nails, and bunions (protrusions at the base of the big toe that grow larger when rubbed by a shoe).