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A 39-year-old member asked:

Why are my feet bigger now that i am pregnant?

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
A Verified Doctoranswered
31 years experience
Fluid retention: The main reason is the fluid retention that is common in pregnancy. However the shape of a woman's foot does change with the added weight of pregnancy and the changes in her back.
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 29 years experience
Ligamentous laxity secondary hormonal changes has an influence as well.
Sep 28, 2013
Dr. Dennis Frisch
Podiatry 40 years experience
Hormonal Changes: The ligaments in your feet respond to the same hormones that help the ligaments in the pelvis loosen for birth. The feet will often get a little wider and bigger. This often remains. Your feet will also swell due to extra weight. The swelling will go away.
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Last updated Jun 10, 2015

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