You know high heels should be put away during pregnancy. But did you know that wearing flip-flops during pregnancy is a bad idea?
“Pregnancy places extra pressure on your joints and feet. While flip-flops are flat, they don’t provide the necessary arch support,” explains Dr Goh Shen Li, a consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist in S L Goh Women’s Clinic at Mount Alvernia Medical Centre D.
As a result, you may develop plantar fasciitis (pain in the heel and bottom of the foot) if you wear flip-flops during pregnancy.
Ditch the flip-flops for sandals, which have straps that hold your feet in place and prevent tripping.
Better yet, choose well-fitted shoes that are round-toed and low-heeled, Dr Goh suggests.
The insoles should have a supportive arch to help minimise discomfort and absorb shock.
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