All right ladies…when did you give up the high heels?

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
  • poll: When did you stop wearing high heels during pregnancy?
    As soon as I got a positive on the test : (4 votes)
    6 %
    First trimester : (5 votes)
    7 %
    Between 14 & 20 weeks (first part of second trimester) : (7 votes)
    10 %
    Between 21 & 27 weeks (second part of second trimester) : (8 votes)
    11 %
    Between 28 & 34 weeks (first part of third trimester) : (2 votes)
    3 %
    Between 35 & 40+ weeks (the tail end of pregnancy) : (4 votes)
    6 %
    I'm a superstar and wore heels the whole time : (4 votes)
    6 %
    I never wear heels in the first place : (38 votes)
    53 %
    After the first time I took a tumble : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    2627 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I still wear the ones I fit into (feet swollen), but not often. I am working from home and tend to wear wedges when I go somewhere. I am 29 week tomorrow. 

    If your not comfortable in them, then stop wearing them. 

    Post # 4
    863 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I wore mine until my feet were too swollen and sore to stand them. Like you, I feel super frumpy in flats, and I am really short so I feel ridiculous wearing flats in a professional context. I think I stopped wearing the really high ones sometime in the first tri due to discomfort, but I bought a beeeaaautiful pair of neutral coloured lower heels that I wore probably until about 20 weeks regularly, and then would wear for short periods when I wanted to feel good about how I looked! I am sure that your feet will tell you when they’ve had enough, and you could always get a sturdier interim pair to balance better on until then. 

    Post # 5
    2299 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    @mrs_pugetsound:  I’m not pregnant, but I had to comment because your post made me laugh! Such good mental images, lol.

     Anyway, I always look like a drunken flamingo on stilts when I wear heels, so I choose not to… far too embarrassing.

    Post # 6
    4413 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I didn’t wear heels often except for some cute boots, but I definitely still wear the boots with proper boot outfits. They aren’t tall heels though — maybe 3 inches. I’m almost 34 weeks 🙂

    Post # 7
    3633 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I’m at 31w and I’m definitely still wearing heels most of the week. Just to be on the safe side, I stick with heels that are very comfortable and preferably thicker (e.g. chunky heel or wedge). I am usually in wedges that are 4″ high at least 75% of the week. That being said, I minimize the amount of uneven terrain I have to walk on and I try to avoid stairs (and tripping hazards in general). I feel pretty secure in my heels though. If I felt remotely secure, I wouldn’t wear them unless I was going somewhere with DH. For example, we went to a fancy restaurant for our anniversary and I wore 4.5″ stiletto heels (that pre-PG I felt comfortable in) because I would hold onto DH’s arm “just in case”. In general, I’m careful to watch the ground where I’m walking to avoid slipping on things (e.g. errant piece of lettuce at the grocery store).


    Post # 8
    1132 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Haha yay for all the “never wear heels” crowd! Glad to know I’m not alone in my desire for flat-footed comfort. 

    Post # 9
    82 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Still wearing them at 35 weeks! I actually wore a new 4″ pair of pumps on Monday and everyone kept telling me how hardcore I am. Little do they know I take them off as soon as I’m seated behind my desk. 🙂

    Post # 10
    611 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I usually wear 4+inch heels.  Right now I am almost 16 weeks and I am fluctuating back and forth with my heels and flats.  It usually depends how tired I feel in the morning.  As I’m getting ready in the AM, I usually think, “Do I want to walk in heels all day or am I too tired?!?”  I would say I wear my heels 3 out of the 5 working days during the week.  On the weekend, it’s flip flops or slippers.


    Post # 11
    2273 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    @mrs_pugetsound:  Sigh…this makes me so sad. I always *thought* I would be the hot preggo that wears tight jeans and heels and an adorable bump. I loooove my heels.

    Actual pregnancy, well I have an adorable bump but jeans and heels are collecting dust.

    Flip flops all the way. Thank god it’s Summer.

    Post # 12
    2227 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    We are due today(August 23rd) and I wore heels to a wedding on August 2nd.  My feet swelled up a little though so I have not worn them since but I am not working or going anywhere.  Wait, I lied.  We had our babymoon August 10th and I wore heels than. 🙂 Wedges though.  

    Stilettos were retired June 10th after my BFF’s wedding.  For her shower, bachelorette and wedding I wore heels the entire time.  Only after the bachelorette did I really feel it!  12+ hours in 4″ heels dancing at a club at six months pregnant was definitely overdoing it!!  I could barely get out of the car when I got home!

    Post # 13
    664 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    31 weeks now and still rocking heels. 😀 TBH, though, they’re usually like 3″ heels, nothing crazy or stilleto-like. But some outfits just call out for heels, and who am I to deny them the shoes that they need?

    Post # 14
    11668 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    12 weeks going strong. I’m sure once I get my bump my balance will be out of whack and I’ll need to give it up.  Lucky for me, I usually wear low/flat boots all winter long!

    Post # 15
    483 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    (Almost) 29 weeks pregnant here and wedges are my BFF! Gave up the stilettos several weeks ago, but will stick with my wedges for as long as possible (until balance or swelling becomes more of an issue!). 

    Post # 16
    152 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I wore them until my feet got too fat 🙁 I think they didn’t help with my swelling though so I was hopeless after 5 Months.

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