As I was standing and singing in church yesterday, my body called my attention to three areas of my body: my feet, my calves, and my low back. My feet were saying "all this standing is increasing the feeling of pressure." My calves were saying "we're starting to cramp up here...a nice deep stretch would be really great right about now!" My back was saying "there is something off about your alignment and I'm starting to get sore, lady!"
While one part of my brain was saying "what do you expect, wearing 3 inch heels at 6.5 months pregnant?! You're a physio, you should know better!" the other part was saying, "hush up all of you. So, it might hurt for awhile but dang you look good!"
Well, I am a physio and I should know better than to mess with my alignment! But I have all these beautiful shoes....
My pregnancy has been great so far, thank God, but one of the things I miss is rocking my heels as frequently as I used to. I have more high heels than I do regular shoes! If you're a fan of high heels and can't bear the thought of wearing only flats for an entire 40 weeks, then here are some tips for you:
The take away message: you don't have to completely avoid wearing heels during your pregnancy. But if you do, following the tips above will make standing and walking in heels (especially high heels) much more bearable. Now that I've reflected on this a bit, I think I will take my own advice and go shoe shopping (for flats)!
In another post, I'll write more about the importance of alignment during pregnancy. Until then, stay fine mamas!
The Mama's Physio
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