Have Your Feet Grown?

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Registered: 07-05-2005
Have Your Feet Grown?
Tue, 01-14-2014 - 8:08am

Pregnancy may increase a woman's foot size, a change that appears to be permanent, according to a new study.

Researchers measured the arch height and foot length of 49 women during their pregnancy and five months after they had given birth. On average, the women's arch height decreased, and in turn, their foot length increased between 2 and 10 millimeters (about 0.1 to 0.4 inches) — during this period.

Overall, about 60 to 70 percent of the women had longer feet and shorter arches after childbirth, the researchers said. Eleven of the women reported changes in their shoe size, the researchers said.


Have your feet grown at all during your pregnancy? BTDT mamas- did you find that you wore a different size shoe after your previous pregnancies?

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Registered: 07-03-2013
Wed, 01-15-2014 - 7:55am
YES! None of my shoes fit comfortably. In past pregnancies this was an issue too, and I ended up going up a half size... permanently!