As you gain weight in the front of your body during pregnancy, your center of gravity shifts. This can make you more vulnerable to falling. As your pregnancy progresses, make sure you wear low-heeled shoes to help with your stability. Save those sexy heels for date night with your spouse once your baby is home. Use handrails when going up or down stairs to insure you don’t take a tumble.
Do you do a lot of lifting and shifting of things on your job? Do you stand on ladders? An altered equilibrium might make some maneuvers difficult as you grow. Fine tuning your daily routine may be in order.
While exercise is very important, don’t forget that your balance has shifted so take extra care with some of your yoga poses. No need to fall on your noggin. Same thing goes for bike riding – perhaps a stationary bike would be best for now. While racquet sports like tennis and badminton are fun, rapid shifting from one position to another is likely to cause a mishap. Avoid downhill snow skiing, in-line skating, water skiing and other sports where a fall could be dangerous to both you and the baby.
You’ll get that spring in your step again once Junior arrives and you’ve had some time to recover. In the meantime, consider visiting the discount shoe stores and buying some comfy, adorable flats that will make you look hip… but not break one!