Foot length increases after pregnancy

A US study looked at the static and dynamic arch measurements and foot length of 49 pregnant women in the first trimester and 19 weeks after delivery.  

They found that 35 women experienced arch drop and 30 had feet 2–10mm longer after birth than at baseline. 

Women who were experiencing their first pregnancy were more likely to encounter variations in foot size. 

“These changes in the feet could potentially contribute to the increased risk for