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How Pregnancy Affects Your Feet

Kim Mills

By: Kim Mills (C. Ped (C), CAT(C), CCAA) Certified Pedorthist (Canada) Certified Athletic Therapist

Pregnancy can be a beautiful thing.  Women will be complimented on their new “glow” and their new baby bump.  But the belly is not the only thing that becomes bigger during pregnancy; your feet can also grow in size!  During pregnancy, the body will naturally produce a hormone called Relaxin.  This hormone allows tendons and ligaments in the body to stretch, which is necessary to facilitate the birthing process.

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