Got “Pregnancy Feet?” Time To Hit The Mall!

pregnancy feet can mean shoe shopping funLet’s face it—pregnancy super sizes your whole body. Even if you stay fit and healthy, you’ll have a pregnancy bump, and almost definitely a pregnancy bum and pregnancy boobs to complete the look. But the one upsizing that many moms-to-be don’t expect is pregnancy feet.

A recent study by the University of Iowa confirmed that up to 70 percent of women will see their feet grow by up to half an inch in length during pregnancy. That’s a whole different shoe size, ladies! And although I’ve heard that a lot of moms’ feet eventually shrink back down to their pre-pregnancy size, the researchers in this study are saying that for many mothers, the growth is permanent.

I know, I know. I can already hear you guys groaning over never again being able to fit into those gorgeous strappy wedges you saved for (and only wore twice), but we all know there’s an obvious upside to having pregnancy feet. This is a bonafide, no-excuses-necessary pass to go shoe shopping to your heart’s content. You’ll need flats, sandals, boots, heels–heck, maybe even new bedroom slippers! I mean, you? Barefoot and pregnant? No stinkin’ way.

Honestly, pregnancy feet might just be the best thing to happen during pregnancy besides, well, having a baby!

Do you (or did you) have pregnancy feet? How much did your feet grow? Inquiring minds want to know . . .

Image of women with pregnancy feet via Shutterstock.

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  1. by Cynthia

    On March 5, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    Yes! I had “pregnancy feet” – I BELIEVE in Big Foot

  2. by Becky

    On March 5, 2013 at 10:06 pm

    I used to have really narrow feet. I had the hardest time finding shoes because my feet were long and narrow. 1 year post-baby, my feet are still long but no longer narrow. I think I cried when I saw how many pairs of shoes I had/have to get rid of!