High heels and pregnancy?

February 28, 2012
Dr. Manuel Porto

IN THE NEWS: ABC News asks Dr. Manuel Porto, chairman of UC Irvine’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, whether he thinks it is safe for pregnant women to wear stiletto heels:

… most pregnant women use an arched back posture to accommodate the change, which often leads to low back pain. Wearing high-heeled shoes and boots can exacerbate the problem, especially as feet start to swell in the later months.

“Most obstetricians recommend that patients wear flat shoes or those with less than a two-inch heel, especially in the third trimester,” Porto said.

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