Post # 32
I went up about a half size while I was pregnant. I used to be a 6.5 or 7. Now, after three pregnancies (and a broken foot), I’m at 7 or 7.5. I feel like my foot got wider rather than bigger, though. Like, maybe my instep broadened. This sucks, especially since I used to work for a shoe company, and I wore the sample size so the buyers were constantly giving me shoes. Now, they don’t all fit.
Post # 33
My mom’s feet went up half a size and stayed that way. The relaxin that loosens your ligaments in your hips also tags your ligaments in your feet (and everywhere else, it’s not picky) so your feet generally spread 1/2 to 1 size and stay that way.
Things I’ve heard that prevent this (from the same people who insisted I pee in cabage water to determine the baby’s gender, so take it for what it’s worth) are:
Keeping your feet propped whenever you can. If you’re at a desk even 6″ will help.
Wearing flats once you’ve gained 10lbs or more.
Foot rubs. (I like this one!)
Partial bed rest once you’re at 7 months (like when you get home from work)
Like I said, there’s no science that Dr. Google could find to back those up, but it’s worth a try I guess!
Post # 34
I am really hoping that this doesn’t happen to me…what about all your beautiful shoes? So sad…
Post # 35
Yeah wait a minute…all you ladies this happened to, what did you do for shoes?? ALL NEW SHOES?? They didn’t include that in our “Preparing for baby” budget class!!
Post # 36
OMG NO :O
my feet are ALREADY too big!!!
i do NOT want to have to replace all my shoes!!! can you say $$$$??? this makes me SO sad! i wish i’d never clicked on this thread. adoption keeps looking better and better…
Post # 37
Wait, what was going on earlier about NOSES? That might be scarier than the growing feet….
Post # 38
@Mrs.Spring – I love that you’re excited about bigger feet, hehe, cute!
I am a 6.5-7, depending on the shoe, so when the time comes, it’s not that bad a prospect, I suppose…
Post # 39
Oh, no, I´m sorry if the nose thing got you all worried. We were talking about how your nose gets a bit swollen and you really can´t tell because it is a very progressive change, but it is the only reason I hate my pregnant pictures, it looks like twice the size! I think it happens during the last two months or so, but it returns to its original size afterwards, thank God!
Post # 40
My two insecurities are my nose and my feet. I think this thread just became my personal hell.
Post # 41
I was a size 10 pre-pregnancy (I have long but thin feet and I’m only 5’5″!) They did swell a bit during pregnancy, but went back down within weeks after delivery. In fact, they are probably the only part of me that isn’t bigger, 5 years after having my daughter!
Post # 42
@MightySapphire – I have bought a few new pair of shoes but that was because my wardrobe consisted of mostly heels, so now I have upped my inventory with flats. Things like my Uggs and sneaks still fit me quite fine. I did notice with buying the flats that I had to go up a half size.
I am hoping that when my feel become cartoonish, that it will be flip-flop weather. I LOVE wearing flip-flops but then at that time, I will be working from home already so I can wear whatever I want.