- For the stomach to expand and accommodate the growing child, the body releases hormones that looses the ligaments in the joints around the lower back and abdomen. These hormones also relax ligaments in other areas of the body – the lower legs, feet and ankles. A pregnant woman’s stability is affected by these hormonal activities. Extra pressure from heels becomes more discomforting and may result in pains around the lower back, knees and ankles.
- As the pregnant woman gains weight and the bump protrudes, the center of gravity shifts, making her clumsier. At this stage, the probability of losing balance and risk of falling is higher. A fall could hurt both mother and child.
So what are your thoughts, will you continue wearing your heels when pregnant?