Pregnancy and High Heels

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When it comes to pregnancy, you simply can’t be too careful. You do what you can to maintain a healthy lifestyle, such as avoiding uncooked fish, dropping your caffeine consumption, and avoiding alcohol.

Yet, it seems like there’s always something else that someone thinks you should change. For example, Jersey Shore’s Snooki is being criticized for wearing high heels while pregnant.

The pregnant reality TV star was seen wobbling and tripping around outside the house in super high heel wedges that have some on the internet crying foul.

While doctors have always maintained that it can be okay for pregnant women to wear shoes with heels they usually recommend going to a lower heel or none at all. As pregnancy progresses the weight gain and loosening tendons can change a women’s center of gravity making it harder and harder to keep balanced when walking on heels. A problem that was highlighted yesterday by Snooki’s unsteady walk and several near falls.

Of course many would say that if the worse a very pregnant Snooki gets up to during the filming of “Jersey Shore” is teetering around on super high heels than all the better. But the reality television star is sure to find that she’s going to be under the microscope as far as her habits during pregnancy are concerned. So far Snooki isn’t letting the internet finger wagers get her down.

“I can’t wait to meet my kid!” Snooki recently told V magazine. “Everyone will be surprised to see a different side of me. I’m loving, caring, sensitive, protective and very maternal, no matter what people might think.”

Falling dangers

To be sure, most doctors recommend against engaging in activities that might lead to falling. Wearing high heels while pregnant could probably considered such an activity. Whether or not it’s actually appropriate, and whether or not it is worth making a stink about is up to you.

What do you think? Should Snooki be criticized for wearing high heels while pregnant?

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