You've probably heard from friends, or learned from a previous pregnancy that it can cause havoc with your feet? Well it kind of makes sense, after all we get heavier so that affects our feet.....right?
Well yes PARTLY right - carrying the weight of your baby around does play a role.....but its actually all down to those pesky HORMONES.......
In pregnancy a hormone called relaxin is released from week 7 - this clever chemical is to make birth easier as it relaxes ligaments and tendons.....this makes our pelvis more flexible. SOMETHING YOU'LL BE GRATEFUL FOR AT THE BIRTH!!!
But this clever hormone also wreaks havoc with our feet because it relaxes the tenods and ligaments in there too......this alters the way we walk and can causes us pain, and even more serous issues like Pelvic Girdle Pain and SPD, which you really don't need.
IT EVEN CAUSES OUR FEET TO GROW IN SIZE ----- IT IS COMMON FOR A WOMEN TO INCREASE BY 1/2 TO 1 FULL SHOE SIZE....AND THEY DON'T SHRINK BACK!!!
Don't worry you can always give your daughter the shoes you love but can no longer fit into when she grows up.......!
The red dots show where the hormone works and causes your arches to drop:
Thankfully I found a solution - SOULS. Souls are insoles designed by expert podiatrists to support and cushion your feet. They come in lovely colours and look great in your shoes.
Check them out at www.mysouls.co.uk: