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A 23-year-old female asked:

does wearing a girdle/corset after labor help you get back to your pre-pregnancy body?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Darrin Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
No: Other than reminding you to sit or stand tall, and tighten your core, (which does help) there is little to help your body get back. Time, exercise and appropriate nutrition will get you there.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
A/W Dr. Cunningham: Tight corsets can be damaging. Tightlacing is an extreme form of corset training. Tight lacing (also called waist training or corset training) can cause shortness of breath, fainting, indigestion. This practice can decrease lung volume (requiring intercostal breathing). Relatively less use of lower lungs can leading to coughing. Some corset styles can push the lower ribs inward. The liver is.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Provided original answer
is forced upward & accessory lobes of the liver may form. Stomach volume is reduced & the intestines are compressed.
Jan 25, 2014

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