Despite being heavily pregnant with her first baby, WAG Danielle Lloyd is clearly not a believer of putting her feet up. She was spotted last night at yet another party donning another Isabella Oliver maternity frock – teamed with a pair of super high heels.
Showing off her burgeoning baby bump and her platform shoes at a glitzy event in London, 24-year-old Danielle was with her footballer fiancé Jamie O’Hara, presumably for support! However, clearly the shoes started to pack a pinch later on, as an insider revealed how the former Celebrity Big Brother contestant spent the evening sitting down after treading the red carpet!
“Danielle looked absolutely glowing, but within 10 minutes of arriving, she was sat down for the rest of the night,” a source told the Daily Mail.
So, is it really safe to wear mega high heels while pregnant? Danielle joins a star-studded group of celeb mums who’ve worn killer heels in pregnancy including Denise Van Outen, Jennifer Lopez and Sarah Jessica Parker. When you’re pregnant, as you get bigger, your centre of gravity and balance begin to change. This means you might walk less steadily, increasing the chances of toppling over! Therefore, experts believe that tottering along on stilettos puts unnecessary strain on your back which is already dealing with extra weight.
The Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists also advise that, due to the release of the hormone relaxin, your muscles and ligaments soften during late pregnancy leaving you more at risk of damaging your feet, joints and lower back.
However, if you don’t want your baby bump to take you out of your heels, it’s recommended that you lower the heel at 25 weeks and stick to wider, more clunky styles to help balance out your extra weight when walking. But remember, your feet will widen during your pregnancy, so make sure you don’t wear your favourite pair, or else they’ll be stretched and will not fit post-pregnancy!
How high were the heels your wore in pregnancy?