Jamie-Lynn Sigler is Ready to Hang Up Her Heels
Pregnancy is a time when your body goes through a wide range of changes. You gain weight, your balance is off, and your feet and hands swell more often. Women who were fashionable and favored heels and cute body-fitting outfits before becoming pregnant often find as they progress in their pregnancies that they have to change what they view as fashionable.
In the celebrity news lately, I have seen a few photos of pregnant stars’ feet after a long day in heels and I really cannot say that the fashion choice was worth the obvious discomfort that the star was experiencing. Kim Kardashian tweeted a picture of her feet recently after a long day of promoting her Sears fashion line. The picture showed her swollen feet with obvious deep marks on her skin from the high heeled shoes. Earlier this week another picture was released of her feet literally bulging out of her heels as she walked around. Now I am no fashion expert — many of my days off work are spent in my pajamas — but when I do get dressed up, I love heels. At just 5 feet 2 inches tall, on a good day, I see heels as a great way to boost my height and make me feel like a woman. However, when I was pregnant I ditched the heels as soon as I began to get a baby bump. Even when working in an office and dressing up for work on a daily basis, I wore cute flats to both keep me more comfortable and protect my growing belly.
Wearing heels when pregnant is something some experts caution you to avoid. Dr. Lisa Masterson an OB/GYN, who stars on the T.V. show The Doctors, recommends that pregnant women avoid wearing heels. She says that the shift in your center of gravity puts you at risk of falls and the lack of proper support in the heels can lead to painful back problems.
Therefore, when I read an article about Jamie-Lynn Sigler saying she was ready to give up heels I gave her a virtual high-five. She said, “I’m six and a half months now so I’m mobile. I can still move around. I can still put on heels if I need to — but I know summer’s coming.” And it's not just for comfort! I know that I am uber protective about my body and my belly when pregnant, I don’t want to put my clumsy self — I fell flat on my stomach while 8-months pregnant with my last child just walking in my yard — at any more risk than necessary, even if that means I don’t look as cute and fashionable as I would prefer. I even avoided wearing heels when my children were young babies and I knew I would be carrying them around because I could just picture myself falling while holding them.
Did you avoid heels while pregnant?
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