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Pregnancy and feet do affect each other. Your body experiences many changes when you’re expecting a baby, and many of these have a direct impact on your lower limbs—which in turn influences your overall comfort. The change in your posture alters how weight is distributed in your feet, which can cause soreness. Your body produces hormones that relax your ligaments to prepare your hips for labor, but this also allows your feet to flatten. Your natural weight gain increases the pressure put on your lower limbs, too. This can lead to cramps, swelling, and even varicose veins.
If you’re experiencing foot pain during your pregnancy, know that it is common, but you don’t have to suffer through it. There are ways to improve your lower limb comfort. Contact Dr. Marco Vargas for an appointment to restore your feet. Call (888) 784-5335 or visit us in Houston, Missouri City, and Sugar Land, TX. You can also use our online request page to reach us.