Your ankles are more vulnerable to twisting during pregnancy so make sure you have the correct footwear for the terrain you’re walking on. Choose a flat, comfortable pair of shoes for work so there’s no excuse for walking when the opportunity arises. Avoid the temptation of higher heels as these will throw your body weight further forward and stress your back even more. Wellies do not provide sufficient ankle support for those muddy country rambles so it’s advisable to invest in a pair of walking boots or waterproof trainers to keep in touch with nature. A good heel/toe action is essential to absorb shock through the foot and try to keep the legs aligned in front rather than turning out. Walk tall with shoulders down and head up and don’t forget to use your abdominal muscles to draw your baby in. A good supportive bra is important to reduce breast movement, particularly if you’re walking briskly. As your pregnancy progresses you will naturally reduce the pace to maintain comfort.