The Radio 1 presenter Fearne Cotton was seen out and about in London on Thursday, wearing a fake fur coat along with pink slippers as she made her way into work. According to DailyNews Fearne, is now in her seventh month of her first pregnancy, and has given up her usual pair of stilettos and is instead opting for more comfortable footwear. Earlier this month Fearne caught a cold and was unable to make it into work. DJ Sarah Cox was able to fill in for her, as it’s been confirmed she will be her maternity cover.
During your pregnancy, you should seek out the care of a podiatrist like Dr. Bruce Theall & Dr. Sammy of Gentle Touch Foot Care, to make sure your feet remain healthy during your pregnancy. Dr. Theall can diagnose any problems you may be experiencing as well as provide you with advice on proper footwear choices while being pregnant.
What foot problems can arise during pregnancy?
One problem that can occur is over-pronation, which occurs when the arch of the foot flattens and tends to roll inward. This can cause pain and discomfort in your heels while you’re walking or even just standing up, trying to support your baby.
Another problem is edema, or swelling in the extremities. This often affects the feet during pregnancy, but tends to occur in the later stages.
How can I keep my feet healthy during pregnancy?
- Wearing orthotics can provide extra support for the feet and help distribute weight evenly
- Minimize the amount of time spent walking barefoot
- Wear shoes with good arch support
- Wear shoes that allow for good circulation to the feet
- Elevate feet if you experience swelling
- Massage your feet
- Get regular, light exercise, such as walking, to promote blood circulation to the feet
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