Pregnancy causes a lot of changes in your body and let's face it some of them aren't the most appealing. Your feet, especially, can take a real beating. Circulation may be limited, they become swollen and painful and you can't wear any of your normal shoes. Sometimes your little toes look like plump little sausages! Needless to say, it can become quite painful and frustrating.
However, here are some tips to help make you and your feet more comfortable during pregnancy:
1. Don't Go Barefoot- this is true for those pregnant or not, but pregnant women who have a hard time wearing their regular shoes may be more inclined to go without...however, you need the support now more than ever.
2. Don't Cross Your Legs- this will only help the decrease of blood to your feet
3. Don't Smoke (of course!!)- but this will also decreases circulation to your feet
4. Get Checked by a Podiatrist- your feet can changes size and shape during pregnancy, which is why your shoes may not fit. It is recommended to see a podiatrist to check for any significant changes.