If you are already feeling wobbly on your feet, adding heels to the mix might be a dangerous combination.
But an interesting study published in the December 2007 issue of the Journal Nature showed that women are made to balance that extra frontal weight that comes with pregnancy. One of our lower lumbar vertebrae is wedge-shaped and more square than men’s, and when body size is taken into account, one of our critical hip joints is actually 14 percent larger. Additionally, our back muscles compensate for the extra front load (that’s the source of your back pain), so you can feel confident knowing that we’re designed to not fall over.
But if sky-high heels still have you stressing, skip them for awhile. Flats are good, but don’t go too low as some can stress your calf muscles and offer little support to your feet. Instead, try a one-inch kitten heel or a sliver wedge to flatter your legs and keep your feet squarely on the ground.