We learn how to choose shoes for pregnant women in every trimester



During pregnancy, the woman's body under the influence of changes in hormone levels changes significantly. One of these changes, designed by nature to prepare the female body for childbirth, is the softening and swelling of the bones and cartilage of the pelvis. At the same time, not only pelvic joints, but also ligaments of the foot, are subject to these changes, and this is with the condition that the load on the foot during pregnancy increases significantly.

Under the influence of weight and hormones, the foot flattens, which causes the development of flatfoot. Many pregnant women, due to the developing flat foot, become small in their shoe size, and flat foot causes pain and cramps in the feet. In some cases, the fingers crawl over each other, which is fraught with the formation of a long unhealed, extremely painful calluses.

What shoes to choose a pregnant woman?

Wearing shoes with heels pregnant women do not always think about what position their body occupies. When wearing a heel, the fulcrum is shifted and the entire load falls on the toe, which even more weakens the ligaments of the foot and ankle. The distribution of the load on the spine also changes, the center of gravity mixes forward and, to maintain balance, the woman has to bend backwards, which causes an additional bend in the lumbar vertebrae. In this position, the muscles of the back suffer, internal organs are mixed, tension in the muscles of the legs and pelvic muscles is multiplied, the tone of the uterus is provoked. The result of all these changes are varicose veins, heaviness and swelling in the legs, stretching and sagging belly, the wrong position of the fetus, and hence difficult childbirth.

If the future mother has the size of the 40th and she needs women's shoes of large sizes, then you need to visit special shops or select them on the Internet. In our modern life, this is no longer a problem.

Thus, wearing the wrong shoes during pregnancy threatens the health and life of both the mother and the fetus. The most terrible outcome of the choice of shoes with heels may be a miscarriage.

A pebble that has fallen under the feet or a tucked heel may cause a fracture or stretching of the foot. How much change will be pronounced depends largely on the individual hormonal background and the natural "strength" of your ligaments.

So is it possible to influence these changes? Is there a way to keep your feet healthy and prevent flatfoot?

The first step is to choose the right shoes. Based on the fact that the heel remains the same, and the space between the fingers expands, shoes must be chosen with a wide toe and a small heel. If the feet cause anxiety, it is necessary to consult with the orthopedist, perhaps the doctor will consider it necessary to use special orthopedic insoles, which help to form the correct arch of the foot and protect the feet from injuries.

Evening baths with sea salt help to relieve foot fatigue.

Free time can be devoted to gymnastics, which promotes relaxation of the feet and strengthening of the ligaments.

1. Flexion, extension of toes

2. Flexion, extension of the toes, foot on the outer edge.

4. Sock rotation - heels on the floor.

5. Rotation of heels - socks on the floor

6. Perekaty from toe to heel and back.

7. Transferring small objects with the seizure of the toes.

8. Rolling a rolling pin / log with feet.

9. Pulling socks on yourself.

10. Rubbing the rise and lower part of the ankle of one foot and the sole of the foot of the other foot, trying to clasp one leg with the other.

11. Kneading Toes

12. Walking on the heels / socks

13. Walking on the outer / inner edge of the foot

Also a good effect on the foot has a proper massage. The foot can be stroked, kneaded gradually moving from the fingers to the ankle.

Why is it important to choose a quality one?

At first, the sensations remain the same, but with an increase in body weight, a heavy load falls on the legs.

In the second and third trimester, the posture changes due to the growing abdomen, the entire load is moved to the lumbar region. Only quality, good shoes can guarantee complete comfort future moms.

Good shoes are needed for the following reasons:

  1. Helps to avoid flatfoot. During pregnancy, the body produces the hormone relaxin, which helps to prepare the ligaments and relax the muscles of the pelvis. This contributes to the expansion of the feet (in the third trimester), which can cause flat feet.
  2. Prevents back pain and imbalance. The load on the spine will facilitate the presence of a special orthopedic insole, which will correct the gait, prevent circulatory disturbance in the body.
  3. Prevents varicose veins.
  4. Does not allow severe swelling of the legs. "Correct" shoes should not push, rub and be narrow.

Choosing a shoe during pregnancy is a must. The quality of the product depends on the materials used in its manufacture. For girls who are in a special position it is important that the shoes provide freedom and ease of movement, as well as provide the possibility of air movement between the foot and the product.

Which is suitable in every trimester?

The desire to remain attractive, sometimes overshadows the practical need, because the expectation of the baby makes its own changes in the body. Proper shoes will help avoid fatigue and tension in the legs.

A period of up to 12 weeks or the first trimester allows pregnant women to wear familiar clothes and shoes. However, It is recommended to refrain from high, thin heels. Adhere to this rule is due to the fact that the high heel transfers the center of gravity to the spine, provoking unwanted uterine contractions. Fluctuations in the body when walking on the heel are also not favorable for the fetus and can lead to the risk of miscarriage.

The first trimester may be accompanied by a load on the spine due to fullness, varicose veins, disc displacement, scoliosis. In any of these cases, the choice of shoes should be approached carefully and choose safe options.

    Heeled shoes 5 cm. When choosing a model with heels, it is important to consider the convenience of the pads and the stability of the heel. In order to ensure the reliability of the heel, it is necessary to "shake" the feet in the shoes while in one place. If such movements are made with difficulty, the shoes are stable and comfortable for the feet of a pregnant woman.

Shoes should be made of genuine leather or suede, they are durable and reliable. The choice of shoes with heels are suitable for shoes of other seasons - ankle boots, sandals and boots. Loafers - ideal for future mothers. This model has a flexible sole, soft insole. At the same time, there are no laces and locks in this shoe, which adds convenience to it. Loafers come in a small flat heel that fits across the width of the heel or on a flat sole.

The product can be made of different materials - from genuine leather to its analogues, as well as from fabric. This model is relevant for spring and early autumn, but many manufacturers offer options, insulated with artificial fur or sheepskin. Platform shoes. Models can be different, the choice depends on the season. Shoes, boots, boots and sports shoes on a small platform up to 5 cm are suitable for the first trimester. It is best to give preference to a soft sole, which bends easily and has an anatomically regular shape - the heel is raised, the toe is slightly lowered.

Leather or nubuck is suitable as demi-season footwear, as They are moisture resistant and dense. In the warm season, it is better to choose a breathable eco-leather or fabric.

Look at the photo below how the shoes look on a low, stable heel:

Look like the loafers you can see in the photo below:

Shoes on the platform are presented in the photo below:

Shoes with thin wedges are best not to wear. none of the trimesters. Models with a wedge often are unstable, can provoke swelling of the foot.

During this period, the woman feels the first significant changes in the body.

  • Sandals. The model is suitable for the summer period. When choosing, you should pay attention to the sole - it should be flexible, the insole is soft and orthopedic, able to ease the load on the foot. It is better to choose sandals with a clasp that is easy to fasten, without a large number of thin membranes.
  • Oxfords. Comfortable low shoes with flat and low heel, closed lacing. Famous brands use only natural materials in the production of this model, but there are also options in eco-leather or eco-suede. In any case, these shoes fit business and casual style. The main thing to pay attention to the sole, it should be light and flexible.
  • Boots or Uggs. Pretty popular models among women, comfortable and practical. Very warm, with natural or artificial fur inside. Provide full comfort in the winter.

The material of the sole bends heavily, so it is worthwhile to carefully approach the question of fitting - is it convenient for a woman to bend a foot in such shoes? The hard sole is compensated by the fact that the shoes are easy to put on and take off, which is important for a growing belly.

Choosing shoes for slippery weather, the most important criterion is the sole. It should be made of high-quality and flexible rubber. These characteristics will provide stability on slippery surfaces.

Look at the photo below how the barefoot sandals look like:

Oxfords are presented in the photo below:

In the photo below you can see how warm uggs look:

  • Ballet shoes. The model should have a wide heel, height 1-2 cm. The material of the shoe, as well as the sole should be light, flexible and soft. Relevant will be the model of thin leather.
  • Sport shoes. Current trends allow you to choose any color, shape, type of fasteners. The style of sport-chic allows you to wear sports shoes, mainly sneakers and sneakers, with any clothing. Velcro, lace-gum will make these shoes the most beloved. There are many variants of models, sneakers can be classic or elegant, with different inserts and decorations. The insole in them is always soft and comfortable, as is the light sole.
  • Other models. Comfortable will be the options of shoes with wide straps and clasps that sit comfortably on the leg, even if it will swell.

Comfortable ballet flats are presented in the photo below:

In the photo below you can see how the sport shoes look comfortable:

Comfortable sandals with wide straps are presented in the photo below:

Not all shoes have orthopedic insoles. When choosing a model it is important, but not critical. Special insole, available separately..

Tips how to choose

  • Heel should not exceed 5 centimeters in the 1st trimester and 2-3 centimeters in the second and third.
  • Shoes should be light and steady. First of all it concerns shoes with heels or platform.
  • It is best to choose models that are simply put on and removed to avoid unnecessary twisting and pressure on the stomach.
  • The presence of a good insole will be important. It can be selected separately from the shoes, as long as it is comfortable and repeats the “profile” of the foot.
  • It is worth avoiding the purchase of shoes without fitting. The changing fullness of the foot, can temporarily increase the size of the foot in half.

Proper, high-quality shoes in the waiting period of the baby - an important aspectbecause The health and health of a woman directly depends on this. The modern choice of models, will allow even avid fans of high heels for a while to abandon them. In any case, choosing shoes, you should proceed from the convenience and comfort, which will enable you to fully enjoy the special position and not limit yourself to activity.

High heel - not for expectant mothers!

Future moms, put all your high-heeled shoes in the farthest drawer. You will not need it in the next 9 months.

From the moment of conception in the woman's body, the hormone progesterone begins to be actively produced. It is not only responsible for the safe pregnancy, but also softens the connective tissue, increasing their elasticity. Thus, the birth canal is preparing for the passage of the infant.

But such connective tissue also exists in the ankle joints. Their softening when wearing incorrectly chosen shoes can cause various injuries and the appearance of permanent deformation of the foot joints.

It turns out that the low heel of the future mother is as contraindicated as high

If a pregnant woman prefers to wear a high heel:

  • Instead of weight being distributed evenly over the entire foot, it is transferred only to the heads of the metatarsal bones.
  • The gait thus becomes unstable, the point of support changes. What negatively affects the ligaments of the ankle and the foot itself.
  • Falls, lower back pain, cramps of the calf muscles, dislocations and swelling of the legs, vertebra displacement for pregnant women who prefer to wear high heels are not uncommon. And this is a threat to the health and life of the future mother and her baby.
  • The load on the spine is unevenly distributed. The center of gravity shifts forward, which increases the lumbar bend. The muscles of the lumbar spine, pelvis and legs are in constant tension.
  • This increases the load on the vessels. That at times increases the risk of developing varicose veins.
  • With each month of pregnancy, the ever-increasing belly shifts the center of gravity even more. And a pregnant woman, at the same time, is forced to walk, slightly leaning back, thus trying to return the former position to the spine.
  • Improper posture provokes excessive stretching of the muscles and skin of the abdomen. What is fraught with the appearance of stretch marks (stretch marks).
  • Due to the displacement of the center of gravity and the wrong position of the abdomen, the position of the uterus also changes. At the same time, the fruit also cannot settle in it as provided by nature.
  • And in women suffering from flat-footed pre-pregnancy, wearing high-heeled shoes can aggravate the course of the disease.

Choose for yourself, above all, comfortable shoes. Stable, with a wide corrugated sole and a small heel

What should be shoes?

But it turns out, and flat shoes for pregnant women are also contraindicated. And, most interestingly, for the same reasons. It is best to stay on the "golden middle".

Shoes for the future mother are shoes, sandals, moccasins or boots (depending on the season), which are necessarily stable and low-heeled.

What does “low steady heel” mean? This may be a wide square heel or wedge no higher than 3-5 cm. Shoes must be securely fastened to the foot and have a corrugated sole.

It’s good to buy her a size larger for pregnancy and order orthopedic tabs into it. Which corrects the center of gravity, and thus helps to alleviate the condition of swelling, varicosity, back pain.

Now about the quality. It must be shoes from natural materials, preferably with a wide sole and with a modern perforated insole. No narrow toes and tops. The gap should not be less than 5 mm, in order to avoid blood flow disturbance in case of edema, which is not uncommon for pregnant women.

Get the longest spoon for shoes, and it will be convenient for you to put on any kind of shoe.

How to wear?

Take care, also, to make it comfortable for you to wear shoes even in the last months of pregnancy. This primarily concerns the clasp. Discard the laces in favor of "zipper" or "Velcro." You can zip up by putting your foot on a low stool.

Wear shoes while sitting or standing as you like. In this case, it is strictly forbidden to bend low. Get a special device - a spoon - at least 50 cm long (the longer, the better). And you do not have to stoop at all.

Shoes with high heels of a pregnant woman can be worn in 1-2 trimester in very rare cases. And it is recommended to walk in it no more than 2 hours a day.


However, in the life of any woman, even pregnant, there are times when you want to look like a real princess. And what princess will do without crystal shoes? Well, in the first and second trimester, such liberties are permissible.

But, putting on a high heel in especially solemn occasions, follow a few mandatory rules.

  1. In such shoes you can be no more than 2-3 hours in a row. Then it is better to change the shoes into a more comfortable one, which you should not forget to take with you to the celebration.
  2. Choose shoes, albeit with a high heel, but not on the "stiletto". And let their sock be wider. And the fastener is better let it settle down on the ankle.
  3. With the size, too, make no mistake. It is better if your shoes are a little (half a size) too big for you.
  4. After you return from the celebration, a douche will help relieve fatigue and improve blood circulation in your feet.
  5. A simple gymnastics will speed up the recovery process, contribute to the outflow of blood from the legs, relieve swelling. Roll the bottle on the floor with the middle of the foot, paint the figures in the air with your toes, and collect small objects with your toes.

Choose shoes correctly. But do not forget about the daily care of your feet. Ведь во время беременности нагрузка на них значительно увеличивается

Правильная обувь – залог того, что во время вынашивания беременности вы сможете избежать многих распространённых проблем со здоровьем. Do not worry about the fact that for some time you do not have to wear your favorite high-heeled shoes. Believe me, the future mother always looks the most charming and attractive without them.

What to wear expectant mothers

The main requirement for things for expectant mothers, besides an attractive view, is convenience. Clothing should be made of natural fabrics, in any case not to push. In the cold season it will warm and hide the tummy of the maternity coat.

Summer also calls to wear lighter outfits.

For women in the position it is important to decide what they want - to emphasize or hide the stomach. Taking this into account, the style is chosen. Although dresses are often the most comfortable, you should not limit yourself to the choice of sets.

Vests in images

Olivia Wilde in pregnancy
Jeans for many remain favorite clothes. Waiting for a child is not a reason to abandon them, as the photos show. Fashion for pregnant women offers options with a special knitted insert. Fashionable skinny does not lose relevance. But due to the characteristics of the body at this time, they may not be very convenient. Then it is better to pay attention to options with trousers of medium width or even flared.

Bright accessories, deep cleavage will help to divert attention from the tummy.

You can wear culottes and pants. In the fall, they look good with a coat for pregnant women.

Blouses, tunics, t-shirts, cardigans

Complement this look with a loose blouse. They are best suited in this situation for both fat and thin women, as they gently fit the rounded shapes. To emphasize the correct proportions will help the style of the blouse in the form of a trapeze, with narrowed shoulders and a flared edge.

The most practical clothing is a tunic. If you choose a model of pastel colors, wear it with leggings, then the pregnant woman will seem radiant. An interesting solution - a bright tunic with a tropical pattern. An alternative can be in the style of boho - white, decorated with lace or embroidery top.

Fashionable elongated T-shirts will attract the eye, especially if they have funny inscriptions. But solid colors look beautiful and interesting.

In cool weather, pay attention to the cardigan. He cut resembles a coat for pregnant women, but the fabric for it is used lighter. Such a thing will remarkably complement both the bows from the trousers and the blouse, and the dress.

As an option, you can consider a poncho or cape.


If the question arises how to dress pregnant, then you can choose a cute and at the same time feminine option - jumpsuit. This is remarkably seen in the photo. It can be denim or from other fabrics. Summer allows you to wear trendy short options, at other times shorts are replaced by long leg. Delicate blouses add romance to the look. Looks good and jumpsuit with a tight top.

Clothing for summer and winter

Summer is a hot time. Coats for pregnant women at this time is not relevant, it is time to choose a jumpsuit, and for a swim on the beach - a swimsuit. Especially popular are models of tankini, which allow you to hide the stomach from the harmful effects of sunlight. Swimsuit tankini separate, the upper part of it is made in the form of a T-shirt or top. Floral prints, animalistic, various stripes look beautiful. Choose a swimsuit tankini work, if you look at the photo.

An interesting hat in the summer not only protects from the sun, but also gives the image a special elegance.

Maternity fashion fall-winter will help to look stylish and in the cold season. For example, suitable for this sweater overseas.
A long loose sweater looks good with leggings or jeans with wide legs, especially if you tuck them. But there are translucent options that are suitable for the summer.

Without outerwear can not do. Coats for pregnant women emphasize femininity and visually give slimness, and a free style will allow you to wear them after childbirth.

Many models in the future will look good with a belt.

Why is choosing a shoe for pregnant women so important?

As you know, in the period of childbearing a woman's body undergoes significant physiological changes, due to which the load on all organs and systems increases several times:

  1. The hormone relaxin, which is responsible for the relaxation of the ligaments and the preparation of the pelvis for childbirth, at late periods contributes to the expansion and thickening of the feet, which increases the likelihood of flatfoot,
  2. The extra weight and vascular changes can result in the appearance of varicose veins,
  3. A growing belly leads to a shift in the center of gravity of the body, which is manifested in back pain and imbalance,
  4. Changes in hormonal levels often cause severe swelling of the limbs.

That is why the choice of shoes for pregnant women - not just shopping, but a crucial task. The “correct” model will ensure even distribution of the load on the spine, legs and hip joints, will not bend the arch of the foot, as well as prevent normal blood circulation in the pelvic organs and lower limbs, help you easily and safely move.

How not to be mistaken when buying shoes for pregnant women?

So, it's time to go shopping. Many people mistakenly believe that it is possible to find shoes for pregnant women only in specialized orthopedic stores, but this is not at all the case. You can easily choose for yourself comfortable shoes or boots in the nearest shoe center, but to make the right choice, you have to take into account a few points:

  1. Do not save on quality. This is true for models for any season, since only natural materials (leather, suede, fabric, fur) will allow your feet to breathe in the heat and not freeze when the thermometer drops below zero. The exception to this rule are rubber boots, which will stand in good condition in rainy, slushy weather. It is important to note that such shoes are suitable for wearing for a limited time and only on the street - indoors, feet packed in rubber sweat quickly,
  2. Prefer a relief sole. This is especially true for demi-season and winter shoes for pregnant women. The non-slip properties of the sole will help avoid falls and injuries during icy conditions, which are dangerous not only for a woman, but also for the fetus,
  3. Shoes should not be tight. Model shoes with a narrow toe or high boots are likely to interfere with blood circulation and squeeze the legs heavily, so it is wiser to opt for wider, free models with a square or round toe. Given the possible swelling of the limbs, fitting shoes is better to produce in the evening,
  4. Take care of orthopedic insoles. Regardless of what kind of shoes a pregnant woman wears, they will help relieve the feet and spine, which means they will minimize the likelihood of back pain and heaviness in the legs. Such devices are convenient, invisible to a prying eye and are suitable for long-term use, which will allow you to resort to their help even after childbirth for the prevention of foot diseases.

What characteristics should a model have?

During pregnancy, a woman actively gains weight, which in turn significantly increases the load on the legs, leading to such problems as:

  1. Heavy and swelling.
  2. Phlebeurysm.
  3. Flatfoot.

Nevertheless, long walks have a beneficial effect on the course of pregnancy, so expectant mothers should seriously consider choosing the right shoes.

Beauty and comfort - two components that play an important role in choosing the right pair. However, it is worth knowing what characteristics an ideal shoe should possess.

The main criterion for the selection of shoes is considered stability. Young women often choose shoes with thin high heels, because they look beautiful and visually lengthen legs. But from the first months of pregnancy it is worth considering - is this model safe?

Instability leads to constant balancing, which negatively affects the health of the organism as a whole.

Negative consequences of wearing shoes with high unstable heel:

  1. Flabbiness of the abdominal muscles.
  2. Excessive load and swelling.
  3. Pain in the spine.
  4. Fall and injury.
  5. Incorrect location of the fetus in the uterus.
  6. The tone of the uterus.
  7. The load on the hip joints.

At the same time, the constant wearing of shoes on a flat sole is also not recommended due to the expansion of the foot and the omission of its arches. In other words, for the comfort of your feet, you should choose a compromise version of shoes with a wide, stable heel. It is also not recommended to choose sharp-toed shoes, since they will squeeze the toes. It is better to replace sharpness with smoothness - a round or square toe.

Sports shoes - the most suitable option during pregnancy. Sneakers are comfortable, stable and comfortable. In the first months of pregnancy, there are no special recommendations for the selection of sneakers, but it is worth remembering that with an increase in the abdomen, it will become more difficult to bend over and tie the shoelaces.

In this regard, "deeply pregnant" women are encouraged to buy sneakers on buckles or rivets. They are more convenient and do not cause unnecessary stress, and besides, they do not fit the foot as tightly as lacing, and therefore will not squeeze it, causing unpleasant sensations.

Boots must be selected to reflect changes in leg density throughout the entire gestation period. Preference should be given to wide models, because the narrow will overly fit the legs, disrupting the blood circulation process and exacerbating the risk of developing varicose veins.

It is desirable that the sole was raised, it will increase the criterion of stability.

In addition, you can use orthopedic insoles for greater comfort. Since boots are mainly used in the cold months, you should pay attention to how well they keep warm.

Rubber boots in rainy weather will protect the feet from getting wet and hypothermia.

Other models

Just pay attention to the choice of sandals. In addition to the high heels, narrow straps are contraindicated, since they pinch the veins, disrupting the outflow of blood and crashing into the skin during puffiness.

Ballet flats are not adapted for long wearing, as they fall off the feet leaving feet unsupported. In addition, flat shoes are recommended to wear with special insoles, and the specificity of the model ballet shoes, as a rule, does not provide for this addition.

Soft ugg boots will help avoid excessive fatigue and spend a comfortable day in motion.

For closed shoes, antibacterial impregnation is not superfluous, since during pregnancy increases the risk of fungal infections.

Set for each season with a photo

Depending on the time of year, the wardrobe is replenished with different types of shoes. Consider in detail what and at what time should be worn so as not to cause complications during pregnancy.

When choosing summer shoes should pay attention to such characteristics as: safety, quality of material and convenience.

  • Shoes or sandals, it is desirable to choose with a wide, stable heel no higher than 3-4 cm. Genuine leather is most preferable, because because of its softness, it will take the shape of a leg without creating unnecessary discomfort.
  • Sandals or soft ballet flats are ideal in hot weather, because they contribute to the natural ventilation of the foot. You can choose both leather and fabric models with flat soles or low heels, wedges.
  • Summer sneakers will be great allies in hiking. Lightweight, breathable material will not allow the legs to sing in extreme heat.

Comfortable sandals for pregnant women.

Spring shoes should be multifunctional, because the weather is quite changeable.

    Boots. For early spring, when the sun is just beginning to warm, high warm boots will fit perfectly.

The material should be soft and moisture-resistant, because the early spring is accompanied by abundant droplets. The best fit skin, both natural and artificial. Due to frequent frosts, the risk of slipping increases, even on a flat road, so the sole should be raised and rubberized. You should choose a steady model with a thick low heel or wedge. Spring boots should be well-insulated, preferably with natural fur.

Important! For health, it is more profitable to give preference to natural materials.

  • Boots or ankle boots. Suitable for warmer spring days, since the air is already warming up sufficiently and the legs do not need additional heating. The skin can be changed to high-quality suede, but only under the condition of dry weather, in order to avoid getting wet and cold.
  • Moccasins for late spring and early summer are comfortable and practical.
  • Water resistant spring boots.

    Moccasins for pregnant women.

    In general, spring and autumn shoes can be the same. Depending on the humidity, in rainy weather, in early autumn, you can wear stylish rubber boots - they do not squeeze the legs and perfectly protect them from getting wet. Preference is better to give EVA rubber, not PVC. EVA retains heat better, easier and more comfortable to wear.

    Due to the high humidity, it is allowed to use boots on a low platform - this will make it easier to overcome obstacles in the form of puddles and keep feet dry.

    It is worth paying attention to the locks. Since the swelling of the legs can become a constant companion of the future mother, the locks are not always convenient, since they cannot be loosened, unlike the straps. Fixing straps are a convenient and stylish choice.

    Stylish rubber boots.

    Boots on a low platform.

    • Boots. Genuine leather and suede are recognized as the best materials for winter shoes. These boots meet hygienic standards, they are not cold and not hot. Suede is more suitable for dry weather and requires more thorough care, but it perfectly diversifies the wardrobe.
      In no case do not choose high-heeled boots - in the winter the likelihood of falls increases many times. Low, wide, steady heel or just a thick sole.
    • Cropped boots with fur. Good for frosts, but not in heavy snowfall. The sole should not slide, this is an important point. You can use special lining on the sole, reducing slip and the risk of falling.
    • Winter sneakers are suitable for hiking, but they must be warm and high quality, insulated with thick fur.
    • Felt boots. You can choose a comfortable classic model in a modern version, but this option does not suit all moms. Then you should pay attention to new technologies: boots, which include heat insulating plastic, thanks to which such shoes are universal for 3 seasons with a temperature mark below 5 degrees. These boots will not get wet and keep warm.
    • Membrane shoes (boots, boots). They can also be worn from cold autumn to slushy spring, including in cold weather.

    Low boots with fur.

    So, we found out that maternity shoes should be comfortable, safe and of high quality. Observing the rules of choice, you can ease the load on the legs and spine and do not harm the child.

    1 term and shoes

    In the earliest terms up to 12 weeks, the woman is quite active and mobile, easily feels, there is no significant weight gain. However, there may be their own "pleasures": toxemia and the threat of miscarriage.

    The threat of miscarriage may occur when a woman chooses high heels. The fact is that a heel higher than 5 cm, but also a thin one, provokes a load on the back and lumbar belt, which means that the uterus contracts and strains more often. Since the fetus is not yet developed, it may not be sufficiently well attached to the placenta, and the constant shaking from behind the heel will give an extra push.

    Therefore, the 1st trimester - this time is still fashionable and beautiful shoes with heels no more than 5 cm, steady, the foot should sit firmly in the shoes.

    As an option, you can offer wedges and loafers: these shoes are in principle very popular, and its convenience is useful not only for pregnant women, but also for all women. Wedge-heeled shoes and loafers can be found in the rather well-known collections of orthopedic orlett and stylish zara. Given the abundance of online stores, shoes can be viewed from the photo: do not be lazy to stroll through the sites to find out what is suitable for pregnant women.

    Photo: orthopedic sneakers (suitable for pregnant women)

    Also for 1 trimester in winter, it is better to immediately start wearing uggs or felt boots. Let the pregnant women have beautiful boots on the platform at home: it is better to postpone them until the time when there will be only one life under responsibility - their own, and the baby will be at home in his crib. The fact is that in winter the traumatic danger is very high: ice, drifts, as well as severe frosts provoke falls, sprains, impacts and infections, and all this will inevitably give complications to pregnancy. Take care of your baby, not fashion!

    Uggs and felt boots are distinguished by their slipperiness, and therefore, after the purchase, take them to the master, who will put brakes on them.

    When buying uggs and felt boots, choose the options for ducks and felt boots “for boots”. First, there is a low heel on these types (1.5-3 cm), which is almost ideal for the legs in an orthopedic sense. In the second, they look very beautiful. Много обуви такого плана выпускает тот же orlett, там вы сможете увидеть фото-картинку (смотрите «дутки» или «под сапоги»).

    на фото: модели обувь для беременных

    2 триместр, он трудный самый..

    Пожалуй, самый сложный для женщин: многочисленные обследования, начинается отечность, тут и раздражительность, и сонливость. И, самое главное, очень быстро устают ноги. Все это связано с растущей нагрузкой. Therefore, when choosing shoes for women for the 2nd trimester, it is worth recommending completely neutral options regardless of the season:

    • 2-3 cm heel, full heel, to fully distribute the load,
    • dull or round nose,
    • the choice of shoes made of soft leather or sheepskin, suede and summer types of materials, as the legs swell, become sensitive, and soft material will smooth this effect,
    • choose shoes free on the style or just one that will not be a woman "butt", which is also in case of edema.
    • shoes must be strong, so that the foot "does not walk", does not curve in one or the other side, does not tuck. Here it is necessary to observe the choice of quality of such shoes. Long-established firms with an acceptable price segment will help: the same zara, oggi, orthopedic orlett, light footwear in insiti. These options are worn comfortably, and you can see them in online stores for photos and descriptions. In the photo, be sure to pay attention to the heel: it should not be completely flat, since the flat sole stretches the ligaments, which in pregnant women are already very fragile. Constant wearing of such shoes will cause injury (especially at 2 and 3 trimester).

    Obviously, shoes for pregnant women should not be on a flat sole, on a slippery sole and on a heel above 4 cm.

    Pictured: low-heeled maternity shoes

    3 trimester - exciting and responsible

    And here is the final stage of the creation of a miracle: after all, the birth of a baby is a difficult and crucial period. Mom has already seen his face, hands and legs in the photo from the ultrasound cabinet, knows the sex of the baby and, surely, he invented a name. The most important thing now is peace and comfort.

    Here at the 3rd trimester there should not be any “this is ugly”, “this is unfashionable”. Everything that is convenient for a child is beautiful. Ugly neglect health.

    photo: high-heeled shoes are not suitable for pregnant women

    So, tips on choosing shoes for the 3rd trimester:

    • compared to 1, the third trimester is very vulnerable to women, their ligaments and cartilage tissues become very relaxed and loose, and therefore it is necessary to remove the load from the feet as much as possible. This will help ballet flats at the highest possible heel height of 2 cm. By the way, it has become very fashionable - look at photos of new orlett models that differ precisely in orthopedic. At this stage of pregnancy, it is recommended that such shoes, and orlett - one of the developers of such models. This is not only stylish, it is also youth fashion. In such shoes a pregnant woman will be a fun young mother.
    • Also, when choosing shoes during this period, one should take into account that the shape of the foot changes under pressure, but it must be supported. Therefore, contrary to popular belief, it is not necessary to constantly wear slaps. It is better to take a denser shoes of a different style - the same ballet shoes, for example.
    • in addition, the flexibility of the sole is important: it should be comfortable enough to bend the legs. Otherwise there will be a return to the lower back and abdomen. And this we absolutely do not need. Shoes should be bent well enough. In principle, the orlett brands and models already mentioned by us, which will be the most optimal. This firm is different orthopedic their models. And if in the early stages women still do not feel discomfort, then in late periods orthopedic shoes will be ideal for them.

    What shoes are best for expectant mothers to wear, what to look for

    First of all, you should always take into account the fact that during the carrying of the baby, due to the increasing tummy, the center of gravity changes greatly, the load on the spine and lower limbs increases. The center of gravity is shifted forward, which increases the lumbar bend, if at the same time you stand on the pin, it will become even larger, and the entire load can negatively affect the ligaments of the foot. Because of the high heel, the muscles of the legs, the pelvis, the lower back are tense, this is not only unpleasant, but also health problems.

    It should always be remembered that the shoes with heels are less stable than the usual ones, so the risk of dislocations and falls greatly increases, and this is dangerous in your position. In addition, such tension on the lower limbs is quite capable of provoking the occurrence of cramps in the calf muscles, it is unbearably painful, that is, you do not need at this moment. Another major reason for the refusal of heels in shoes during pregnancy should be the fact that due to hormonal changes in the body, the ligaments become more loose, they stretch more, the careless movement of the foot on the heel can cause injury.

    It has long been known that many pregnant women suffer from varicose veins. If you add a daily wearing of a heel, then the development of this disease is provided to you, if you have no such sore, then there is every chance of getting it. Also, wearing a heel during pregnancy involuntarily provokes Mommy to push out the tummy even more, as a result, a strong stretch of the abdominal muscles and skin can appear. Another such position of the abdomen and a strong bend of the waist sometimes prevents the baby from taking the correct position, because the uterus also shifts.

    Some experts are confident that wearing shoes on a completely flat sole is also not recommended. The reasons are the same: increasing the weight and abdomen, lumbar deflection, the threat of varicose veins or flatfoot. Therefore, recommended for wearing shoes with a small heel, the optimum height will be 3-5 centimeters. Although from time to time you can safely walk in ballet shoes or, if the situation requires it, stand on a higher heel for a while, the choice is yours. If you have shod ballet flats on a flat sole, it should not be slippery, but it will also be very correct if you buy a special orthopedic insole.

    Shoes should be reliable, on a steady heel, well and tightly fastened, but not squeeze the foot. If the leg is free to "hang out" in the strings, then you can dislocate you at any time. High-quality, comfortable and breathable shoes - this is what every expectant mother needs to feel comfortable and look beautiful at the same time. Give preference to proven manufacturers, you should not save, quality and convenience should be in the first place.

    Rules for choosing shoes for the future mother

    Yes, yes, you need to pick up shoes taking into account the changes that are happening now in your body and can cause not only inconveniences, but also injuries and other health problems.

    So, what happens at this time with your body and how it can affect the selection of shoes?

    • During this period, your belly gradually grows,

    At the same time, the center of gravity is transferred from heel to toe, the load on the lower back, joints and ligaments of the fingers increases, to maintain balance, you bend your back more (by the way, your back can be felt in this case. How to be in this situation, read in article Back pain during pregnancy >>>).

    High heels will force you to bend even more in the lower back. Where it leads?

    You will become less resilient, which increases the risk of falling and injury. Your legs will experience intense tension, just like the lumbar spine. Pain is almost inevitable.

    In addition, there is a high risk of incorrect position of the fetus and even hypoxia due to the displacement of the uterus. Add to this the increase in the risk of stretch marks (read the article on the topic: Stretching during pregnancy >>>), because the muscles and skin of the abdomen are also forced to be constantly under stress. By the way, like the uterus. So you can get another tone or even hypoxia.

    • Due to the production of progesterone, the joints and ligaments become more elastic,

    During childbirth, this will help the pelvic bones to properly disperse and release the baby to the light. But until this point, the fragility of the ligaments and joints increases the risk of injury from falling.

    Sprains and even convulsions from overstrain are also possible if the shoes during pregnancy are chosen in high heels.

    • Due to the load on the lower limbs, the risk of developing varicose veins increases. And if you suffered them before pregnancy, the situation will only get worse,
    • The high heel itself is less stable, which leads to the same risk of injury and falls,

    The logical conclusion is that for high heels shoes, especially for unstable stilettos, it is wise to refuse for the next 9 months.

    We will not create unnecessary health problems for ourselves, putting the little life inside ourselves at undue risk.

    We go to the store

    What shoes to wear during pregnancy and how to choose it correctly?

    • Choose models on a steady sole, small weight,
    • The sock should be square or round, but not narrowed so as not to squeeze the fingers,
    • The optimum heel is 3-5 cm (read the important article: Heels during pregnancy >>>),
    • The foot should be well fixed, so give up too open shoes on thin straps, with an open heel,
    • Choose high-quality materials: natural suede or leather, cotton, linen or fur,
    • The sole should not be smooth or slippery - it is not only inconvenient, but, besides, unsafe,
    • Zippers or velcro, as fasteners, in your position, much more comfortable laces, keep this in mind,
    • The straps on the clasps must be adjusted so that you can increase the volume when your legs become swollen,
    • Summer shoes should be ventilated, with holes or small perforations,
    • Choose winter boots with a wide, low top so that they do not squeeze calf muscles,
    • Before you buy, be sure to walk around a bit to make sure that the shoe is comfortable,
    • Remember, saving on shoes during pregnancy is not the best idea.

    Do not rush to lament that in such "sandals" you will become an old-fashioned aunt. Unusually fashionable models, without high heels, today also abound. Buy moccasins, ballet flats, loafers, oxfords. In them you will be comfortable, and you will look at all the envy!

    Remember that any of your wrong actions during this period can lead to problems, and the right - on the contrary, save you from unnecessary trouble. This applies to physical activity, nutrition, vitamins, clothing. Well, so to the shoes - definitely! Easy gait and enjoyable pregnancy!

    Can I wear heels during pregnancy?

    If you ask this question to your gynecologist, who is observing your pregnancy, you will get a uniquely negative answer.

    Most gynecologists say that high-heeled shoes are categorically excluded, this is especially true during the second trimester period. It is strongly recommended to buy shoes without a heel, explaining that these shoes reduce the load on the musculoskeletal system of the woman in position. It also reduces the risk of losing balance, stumble and fall.

    But even doctors are wrong and it is not always right to categorically refuse to wear heels during pregnancy. If a woman before pregnancy preferred shoes on a high rise, then a sharp rejection of such shoes creates an additional load for the legs. Women in the position often revealed flat feet. Shoes with low and even soles provoke swelling of the feet and pain in the joints. In no case should a very abrupt transition to shoes without a heel be allowed. It is possible to periodically wear shoes with not very high heels. This allows you to gently, gradually move from a high heel to a lower one.

    Shoes during pregnancy. How not to make a mistake and choose the right shoes for yourself?

    Choosing shoes for women in the position you need to take into account the features and changes that constantly occur in her body. These features can be divided into trimesters of the gestation period. The first, second, and third trimester of pregnancy require certain shoes to feel safe and comfortable.

    First trimester Minor shoe requirements

    Usually, during the first trimester period, gestation does not arise difficulties, and it passes relatively calmly if, before the pregnancy, the woman had no serious health problems. If, prior to the beginning of pregnancy, a woman had problems with overweight, with a spine in case of scoliosis or disc displacement, varicose legs, then in the earliest terms you should choose very comfortable shoes.
    For periods of up to twelve weeks, women in a position lead their usual active lifestyle, they are mobile and enduring. They are not particularly gaining weight and can feel just as easy as before the onset of pregnancy. But all these positive aspects can spoil the toxicosis or the threat of miscarriage.

    The threat may arise if a woman chooses heels about five centimeters high, and even if the heel is thin. This can provoke a load on the back and lower back, the uterus is often reduced and strained. During this period of pregnancy, the fetus is not yet developed, and is not well adhered to the placenta. Shaking when walking with high heels can give a push, and provoke a miscarriage.

    The first trimester can not deny yourself a fashionable and beautiful shoes, but the heel should not exceed 5 cm, to be very stable when walking, and the foot should sit firmly in shoes. Wedge-heeled shoes and loafers are very popular not only among pregnant women, but among all women.

    Such shoes are very comfortable and useful for feet. The choice of winter shoes in the first trimester should be approached more seriously. During this period, it is advisable to immediately start wearing uggs or felt boots.

    To get injured in winter is very high: icy conditions, high snowdrifts and severe frosts can provoke falls, sprains, bruises and all this can give complications to pregnancy. It is necessary to take care of the baby, and fashion will wait!

    Second trimester Difficult and troublesome

    In the second trimester, the baby is actively developing and begins to move in the womb. This is a period when a woman’s weight is constantly growing and pregnant women can get tired quickly. The heaviness in the legs increases, and they become very sensitive, puffiness appears. Drowsiness may be replaced by irritability. The number of examinations is increasing and more often you have to visit a doctor in the antenatal clinic. Women get tired quickly and their legs get tired most of all because of the increasing load on them. Therefore, when choosing shoes for a pregnant woman, you should pay attention to shoes with heel height of only two or three centimeters and the full heel width. This heel will allow you to evenly distribute the load on the entire foot. The toe of the shoe can be blunt, and also a rounded one. It is desirable that the shoes were made of soft leather or the same soft suede and be sure to be at least half the size larger. During the day, pregnant woman's legs can swell, become very sensitive and loose comfortable shoes made of soft materials will make it easier to tolerate tired legs.

    Third trimester Very responsible

    Most of the nine-month period is behind. On the monitor in the ultrasound room, the future mother most likely saw her future child and recognized his sex. There comes the most important and exciting stage.

    Women in the third trimester are very vulnerable and need good nutrition, they want to sleep and relax more. The ligaments and muscles of the legs, as well as the cartilaginous tissues, more and more relax, becoming loose. Lightweight shoes at a maximum heel height of about two centimeters will be able to reduce the load on the legs and feet.

    Under the pressure of a large weight, the shape of the leg may vary. If you wear shoes for a long time on a flat and too flexible sole, flat feet may develop. Shoes made of thicker material will keep the shape of the foot and prevent its deformation. The sole should be sufficiently flexible, but there was no recoil in the abdominal area of ​​the lumbar region when comfortable in bending the legs and when walking.

    During the entire period of pregnancy, the woman is constantly under the supervision of a gynecologist. Frequent examinations, examinations and analyzes are very important for the normal carrying of the unborn child and the health of the future mother, and the right choice of shoes will ensure her safety and comfort.