As all mums know, your body changes a lot once you fall pregnant.
Which means expecting ladies, soon enough, have to switch out their wardrobe for the best of maternity wear offering, much like pregnant Kate Middleton has been doing recently with her public outings.
And while some women might switch up their shoes thanks to their feet swelling and expanding (the joys!) others might ponder whether they should be wearing high heels as they come further along in their pregnancy.
Well, what do the experts have to say on the matter?
Jutta Wohlrab, an international midwife with more than 30 years experience and author of bestselling book Happy Birthing Days: A midwife’s secret to a joyful, safe and happy birth spoke exclusively to OK! Online about the dilemma.
Jutta said: “High heels can be so-so in the early stages of the pregnancy.
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“However later on in pregnancy when you have all of that extra weight to carry high heels can cause a lot of back ache.”
But it’s not just mum-to-be the shoes can pose a potential risk for.
Jutta explained how the imbalance can “potentially influence the position of the baby”.
She continued: “If you are a busy entrepreneur or working woman it’s much better to find some fashionable looking shoes that support you and feel good.”
While she adds that it’s OK to “slip into those heels every now and then,” she generally advises to steer clear of the extra inches.
Mums-to-be are also warned away from wearing heels later in pregnancy as they are more likely to feel dizzy, increasing the risk they could take a tumble.
Throughout the first and second trimester, it’s common for women to feel faint and dizzy.
This is largely due to the increase in hormones causing blood vessel to relax, which in turn increases the blood flow to the foetus. But the delay in blood flow returning to your veins can leaves pregnant ladies feeling extra faint.