Being pregnant DOES make women"s feet bigger and the changes are permanent, say researchers

Being pregnant DOES make women's feet bigger and the changes are permanent, say researchers Study from University of Iowa found long-lasting changes to feet of pregnant women Most changes observed in first pregnanciesReport suggests the permanent change to women's feet could lead to arthritis in later life By Shari Miller PUBLISHED: 14:12 GMT, 3 March 2013 | UPDATED: 14:12 GMT, 3 March 2013 In her shoes: A new report suggests pregnancy can result in a woman's feet becoming permanently larger The next time a pregnant woman puts her feet up, she might just notice they look a little bigger – and are likely to stay that way, according to new research which suggests having a baby can change your shoe size forever. Research from the University of Iowa has found pregnancy can permanently change the size and shape of a woman's feet. Flat feet, where the arch of the foot flattens out, are a common problem for pregnant women and is possibly caused by the extra weight and increased looseness of the joints associated with pregnancy