As many mothers can attest, women’s feet change during pregnancy. During gestation, joints become very flexible, and this flexibility in conjunction with the additional weight that mothers have to bear, causes the joints in their feet to expand and become wider and even longer.
However, many people still do not realize that during pregnancy women may go through several changes in shoe sizes to adjust for the gradual change in foot size and width. In addition to this “growth” of their feet, some women also experience swelling of the feet throughout the day. Needless to say, all this can result in foot pain. Therefore, they may also require orthotics to provide additional support and help alleviate much of the foot discomfort they may experience.
If you’re pregnant or know someone who is, don’t forget to stop by Hawley Lane Shoes to get comfortable shoes with built-in support. You take care of your little one and we’ll take care of your feet!