Good news for all of you fashionable moms-to-be!
Stylist to the stars Rachel Zoe is just one of the many famous pregnant ladies spotted carrying their baby bumps around on sky-high stilettos. The 39-year-old, who is expecting a boy, and fellow mom-to-be Mariah Carey have admitted to not owning a pair of flats pre-pregnancy, but according to medical experts that’s OK. “Stilettos in general are not dangerous,” says Chicago-based obstetrician gynecologist Dr. Lauren Streicher. Rejoice, Rachel!
HollyMoms, did you trade your high heels for comfy shoes during your pregnancy? Considering that a growing baby bump can throw off your natural center of gravity, it seems so much safer to stick with sneakers and flats. Right? “If she were to fall, obviously she could break a leg, but there is no particular danger to that developing pregnancy,” explains Dr. Streicher.
Let’s not forget the back pain that comes with carrying around those extra pounds. I am in awe of Rachel, and Mariah and Victoria Beckham, because I would never think of slipping my swollen pregnant feet into anything fancier than flip flops.
So, when is it time to retire the killer heels? According to Dr. Manuel Porto, professor and chairman of the department of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of California Irvine Medical Center, women should lose a few inches during the last few months of a pregnancy.
“Most obstetricians recommend that patients wear flat shoes or those with less than a two-inch heel, especially in the third trimester,” says Dr. Porto.
There you have it, HollyMoms. Feel free to kick up your heels in cute shoes throughout your maternity!