Pregnancy and shoe size

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
  • poll: When did your shoe size change?
    Never : (11 votes)
    32 %
    Weeks 0-12 : (1 votes)
    3 %
    Weeks 13-20 : (0 votes)
    Weeks 21-27 : (5 votes)
    15 %
    Weeks 28-36 : (10 votes)
    29 %
    Weeks 37-42 : (1 votes)
    3 %
    My feet returned to their normal size : (3 votes)
    9 %
    My feet never returned to their normal size : (3 votes)
    9 %
  • Post # 3
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    3213 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2012 - Catholic Church

    Commenting to follow. I have the same issue.

    Post # 4
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    2783 posts
    Sugar bee

    @squishycupcake:  I wanna saw by the time I was 7ish months my feet were so swollen, I couldn’t wear shoes. It was terrible..I retained lots of water throughout the entire pregnancy though. I was literally wearing slippers to work. I usually wear an 8 and during that time, I couldn’t fit my fat foot into an 11!!!!!! I’m back at a size 8 now though

     

    Post # 5
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    938 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    33 weeks now and my shoe size hasn’t changed, but then I haven’t had any swelling either, yet.

    Post # 6
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    662 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I’m almost 38 weeks and cannot fit into any of my old shoes other than my flip flops…..and some days it’s too cold to wear them.  My swelling issue has been going on since around week 32 and gets worse as the days go by.  In September, I could still get into my Dansko clogs and old sneakers, but not now, they are too tight!!  I have been getting by with a bigger pair of sneakers a 1/2 size larger to accommodate my swelling!  It’s almost over and I hope that my shoes will go back to fitting the way they use to!

     

    Post # 7
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    5460 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Somewhere during my third trimester my feet started to get very, very swollen.  I worked full time until almost a week PAST my due date, so I assumed some swelling was normal. 

    I’m over 5 months pp now and I STILL can’t wear any of my cute peep-toed pumps or running shoes (I had to buy bigger running shoes).  I’m really, really, really hoping they go back to normal since I have a LOT of shoes and I don’t want to replace them.

    Post # 8
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    3119 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I’m nervous about this! I wear a size 10, which is pretty much the biggest size you can commonly find in most stores. If I increase and stay that way it would be pretty rough. My aunts did increase, but my mom didn’t. 

    I didn’t vote, but thanks for starting this thread!

    Post # 9
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    826 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    My feet grew about 1/2 – 1 size in the early 30ish weeks. I am not buying any new shoes because I am hoping they return to normal after I have the baby.  Right now, I can only wear flip flops and my running shoes- which had a little extra room to begin with.

    Post # 10
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    9137 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

    I don’t know at which point her feet swelled up but with both pregnancies my mom gained a half a shoe size.  She went from a pre-pregnancy size of 7 to a 7.5 when she had me then she went up to an 8 when she had my sister.  Her feet are still an 8 and my sister is almost 13 years old.  I can ell from pictures that her feet were pretty swollen by the time she entered her third trimester so that would be my guess.

    Post # 12
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    1996 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    My feet didn’t actually grow but they swelled so bad I had to go up a whole size!!! It’s way worse this pregnancy than with dd (I work on my feet this time around).  With dd it happened in the last 6weeks this time it started at 5months! Ughh 

    Post # 13
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    3119 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    @squishycupcake:  That’s so rough! And then the shoes would never really be the “right” size – either extra room or too tight. I guess I’d have sort of the same issue because you don’t see a lot of 10.5s. 

    Here’s hoping for both of us! 

    Post # 14
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    3394 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    @squishycupcake:  Since the feet size increase it mostly due to swelling (and also relaxing joints), watch your salt/sodium intake and drink LOTS of water.

    Post # 15
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    1871 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    @squishycupcake:  We have close due dates and I am hoping that being very pregnant in the winter months helps a little bit with the swelling. Of course I know that the extra water retention is inevitable, but I do know that hot tempertatures do not help!!

    My mom did tell me that she was a size 7 pre pregnancy and now wears a 7.5. I guess it wouldnt kill me to gain a half size in my shoe as long as it didnt change with every pregnancy!

    Post # 16
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    2696 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I went up half a size in my 3rd trimester…and it wasn’t just swelling. I’m permanently a 1/2 size bigger!

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