Pregnant in Pumps

   By drodriguez  Jun 29, 2012

It seems like you can’t crack open a magazine without seeing a photo of some celebrity running around town wearing 4 inch heels while they’re about 9 months pregnant. Most of us ordinary folks have a hard time getting around in flats while pregnant, but somehow celebs make wearing sky high heels while pregnant look like a walk in the park.

Jessica Simpson famously vowed to continue donning the sky high heels throughout her pregnancy and as press photos would show she pretty much made good on that promise. Even joking to US Weekly once, “I'm probably going to deliver my baby in these [4-inch YSL heels].”

A lot of women want to hold on to their fashion sense while pregnant and feel just because you have to give up your skinny jeans for a little while doesn’t mean your shoe choices have to change, does it?

But for others, pregnancy can make it unbearable to wear the heels we used to. Many will attest to how clumsy they feel during pregnancy making the possibility of tripping that much more real. And add the fact that we release the joint-loosening hormone relaxin throughout the 9 months, an injury from a trip and fall would be more likely during pregnancy.

Recent photos of pregnant Snooki (of Jersey Shore fame) strutting around and almost falling over in enormous platform heels have surfaced causing many to question the safety of wearing such impossible looking shoes while pregnant.

What type of footwear did you find most comforatbe while pregnant?  Do you think wearing heels during pregnancy is safe?

Did you wear heels throughout your pregnancy? What type of reactions did you get from your shoe choice?



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thebeverlyhillsmom by thebeverlyhillsmom | BEVERLY HILLS, CA
Sep 03, 2012

I wore heels during all of my pregnancies, I'd be lost without them. I am more comfortable in heels than not, I am 5'6 and without them its just not the same, even my jeans are tailored to be worn with a heel. It depends on what you're used to, I do not recommend starting to wear them during pregnancy however, just not a good idea. I do wear flats sometimes but not regularly.

SimplyDavia by SimplyDavia | HUNTSVILLE, AL
Jul 29, 2012

I wore heels on and off during my really depends on the woman, her comfort level and the advice of her doctor all are things that come into play! I am far more comfortable in heels then in "normal" sneakers and if I have to wear a street shoe..I wear my converse all stars! I have super high arches in my feet and heels help me to have less back pain and so I think like everything else in's your body and your choice! I am in no position to be telling anyone what they should or shouldn't be doing! If you can rock them heels while it with style!

madewithHAPPY by madewithHAPPY | CARLSBAD, CA
Jul 02, 2012

I wore heels till the day I delivered! Didn't bother me in the slightest with the exception of a few days when had some water retention.

floflolinda by floflolinda | GOSHEN, IN
Jul 02, 2012

I do not even know how to walk in heels either way. During my pregnancy I was in the military, so most of the time I was stuck in boots. I was lucky to have easy pregnancies so it was not too bad. Once I hit my last trimester the doctor does give you a not saying you are allowed to wear sneakers for comfortable walking. My foot wear at home most of the time was nothing or flip flops. I think everyone knows their own body, so I guess if they want to wear high heels they can, if they fall it is their fault for not listening to their bodies.

MadHatter by MadHatter | Whitestone , NY
Jun 29, 2012

I rather stick to wearing flats. or sneakers...they are the most comfy for my feet due to the "arch" my foot has. I can't wear heals for long and I am pretty tall for a female. I don't think wearing heals during pregnancy is safe at all. What if she trips? or gets her heal stuck in a crack or a drain and twists her ankle? that is an accident waiting to happen. Also, I am really surprised how they even get their feet into those shoes. From what I recall reading up on, the feet would swell up slightly during't wearing them be even worst?

brendeary by brendeary | Williamstown, NJ
Jun 29, 2012

I am 5 foot 8 and wore heels in my late teens and early 20's, I have no desire to wear them now. Why do I want to be taller than my husband anyway? I will stick to my ballet flats. I wore sneakers and dress shoes when I was pregnant. I don't know about these celebrities but for me my feet grew with each one. My last pregnancy I had to get a size 10 sneaker due to swelling. I'm back down to a 9 now. I honestly don't know how they walk in them in their late stages of pregnany.