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Doctor insights on: Can I Wear Adhesive Bras While Pregnant

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Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Is the adhesive on priority mail cardboard boxes toxic to touch? Pregnant and unsure.

Is the adhesive on priority mail cardboard boxes toxic to touch? Pregnant and unsure.

Non toxic: The adhesive on these boxes will not penetrate your skin and so you are safe. It is in any case, firmly bound to the box and will not come off with ordinary handling. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use wallpaper adhesive in a bedroom that my pregnant partner (4 and a half months) will be sleeping in?

Is it safe to use wallpaper adhesive in a bedroom that my pregnant partner (4 and a half months) will be sleeping in?

Not a good idea: Wall paper adhesive is often a solvent and not water soluble substance and as such has chemical fumes. A pregnant person should not be inhaling chemical fumes. Your partner should sleep in a fume free area and not in the newly wallpapered room until the smell of the glue is gone. Aerate the room well when you are wallpapering as the fumes are not good for you either ...Read more

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I Used elmers craft bond spay adhesive for about 45 minutes at 5 weeks pregnant. Will the fumes harm my baby?

 I Used elmers craft bond spay adhesive  for about 45 minutes  at  5 weeks pregnant. Will the fumes harm my baby?

Sounds fine: Sounds fine, as long as there was good air ventilation, and one was not intentionally inhaling glue fumes to get high. However, if one wants to be extra safe, just postpone any projects involving VOLATILE compounds until after the baby is born. ...Read more

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Can I wear an underwire bra while pregnant?

Can I wear an underwire bra while pregnant?

Yes: A good supportive bra is a wonderful thing! as long as they are comfortable, underwire bras are fine in pregnancy. There may come a time when the wires dig in or are uncomfortable. At that point you should change to something else. ...Read more

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My breasts are becoming bigger. In a space of a year I have had to wear bras a size bigger. Why is this so? I am not pregnant.

My breasts are becoming bigger. In a space of a year I have had to wear bras a size bigger. Why is this so? I am not pregnant.

Likely normal: How old are you? It is very likely that normal hormonal changes are affecting the size of your breasts. If you become bigger than dd, you may wish to consult your doctor. ...Read more

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I'm getting all signs of pregnancy but test has come out negative. My boobs are so sore i can't wear a bra and i'm really sick. What could i be?

I'm getting all signs of pregnancy but test has come out negative. My boobs are so sore i can't wear a bra and i'm really sick. What could i be?

Another P.G. test: Get another pregnancy test and if negative see a gyn md if no period in one week- it just may be delayed. ...Read more

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Condom fell off 6/9/15.. 3 day period 6/19/15 Boobs have been hurting since 6/30. Can't wear a bra! Can't sleep. Could I be pregnant?

Condom fell off 6/9/15.. 3 day period 6/19/15 
Boobs have been hurting since 6/30. Can't wear a bra! Can't sleep. Could I be pregnant?

Take the test: If you want to know if you are pregnant, take a test. In today's world you do not need to wonder if you are pregnant or not based on symptoms. Pregnancy tests are available at any pharmacy and in minutes you will have your answer. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. ...Read more

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My breasts feel sore (esp my left one) but they are better when I wear a bra. I took a pregnancy test but it was negative, and no other symptoms?

My breasts feel sore (esp my left one) but they are better when I wear a bra. I took a pregnancy test but it was negative, and no other symptoms?

Mastitis?: In pregnancy as well as during the few premenstrual days breasts can feel sore due to hormonal stimulation; this however affects both breasts; if only one breast is sore it may be due to inflammation (if it also feels warmer than the other side) or allergic reaction (if it itches). Needs a physical exam by a physician ...Read more

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Tender, throbbing nipples. Not pregnant, occurs at random, can't wear a bra or shirt, not from chaffing, made better with ice pack or nothing touching?

Tender, throbbing nipples. Not pregnant, occurs at random, can't wear a bra or shirt, not from chaffing, made better with ice pack or nothing touching?

Dermatologist: Consider seeing a dermatologist. This speciality is the best at looking at skin and topical irritation. They can do an exam and determine what testing or treatment may be beneficial. In the meantime consider using a topical nipple cream available over the counter. There are many. Check in the breastfeeding section of the pharmacy ...Read more

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27 weeks pregnant and have mild breast tenderness. More comfortable not wearing a bra while at home. Is it really important for me to wear it anyway?

Be comfortable: Its ok to not wear a bra, but if the bra is aggravating your breast tenderness, consider getting fitted for a new size. The breasts change significantly in pregnancy and it is likely your bra is not fitting properly. ...Read more

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Can I wear a seatbelt while pregnant?

Can I wear a seatbelt while pregnant?

Yes! Encouraged!: Wearing a seatbelt can save you and your baby. You should wear it lower on your abdoment so that the lap belt is really over your legs. Seatbelts limit the back and forth motion in an accident and help prevent abruption (one of the most common problems after an accident). You should always wear a seatbelt, especially in pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is it ok to wear heels while pregnant?

Is it ok to wear heels while pregnant?

Bare-foot N pregnant: As your belly enlarges and center of gravity changes, wearing high heels may predispose you to falling. Also, likely you will get some swelling of feet toward the end, wearing heel may not be comfortable. Early in pregnancy should not be a problem and most working mothers do so as career people often wear high-heels for work. Congrats on your pregnancy. Good luck. ...Read more

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Should I wear a seatbelt when pregnant? How?

Should I wear a seatbelt when pregnant? How?

Yes: Seatbelt should be worn with lap belt below the belly across the hips; shoulder belt should cross between the breasts and to the side of the belly. See the attached link to the march of dimes website for details. http://www.marchofdimes.com/pregnancy/stayingsafe_seatbelts.html. ...Read more

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Is it important to wear a seatbelt while pregnant?

Is it important to wear a seatbelt while pregnant?

Yes: Absolutely. Anyone in doubt of the benefits of wearing seat belts should check government sources and vital statistics data for more information, eg, national highway traffic safety administration. http://www.nhtsa.gov/. ...Read more

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Can I wear shape enhancing under garments while pregnant?

Can I wear shape enhancing under garments while pregnant?

Why would you do it?: The pregnant abdomen is such a strong symbol of youth, health, life and hope that it should not be a problem to anyone. Tight binding of the uterus is not only uncomfortable but also potentially restrictive to the fetus. ...Read more

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What is a good comfortable bra for a pregnant woman to use?

What is a good comfortable bra for a pregnant woman to use?

Can't provide: specific brands BUT would consider a professional bra fitting. Up to 85% of women in America are not wearing the correct sized bra. A professional fitter will help to find a bra design that will work best for you during your pregnancy as well as determining the proper band and cup size. Take care. ...Read more

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What can I wear when i'm pregnant and my body temperature seems to keep changing?

What can I wear when i'm pregnant and my body temperature seems to keep changing?

Breathable Layers: Unfortunately, there is no perfect solutio here. I would, however, try and take some advice from the world of outdoor sports. First, layer to allow for adjustments in temperatures as you go about your day. Second, choose breathable materials to allow your body to regulate heat more effectively. Finally, watch out for the extreme temperatures that can come in summer, espcially while pregnant. ...Read more

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Am 33 pregnant I am having issues with my tommy growth .I still wear the same size of cloths and my tommy looks small like a 3 months please help?

Am 33 pregnant I am having issues with my tommy growth .I still wear the same size of cloths and my tommy looks small like a 3 months please help?

See your doctor: Your doctor should measure your belly. If you are measuring small, your doctor will order an ultrasound to check the growth of the baby. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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This is my 1st pregnant at 8 weeks preg. I'm a bit confused as to future bra size - do I buy a new one every tri? I'm 32A, how soon should I get new one?

This is my 1st pregnant at 8 weeks preg. I'm a bit confused as to future bra size - do I buy a new one every tri? I'm 32A, how soon should I get new one?

Breast enlargement: There really is no accurate way to predict what your future breast size at any given time will be since it depends on many factors. The best time to replace your bra is when it no longer fits or becomes uncomfortable. ...Read more

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Can I wear panty-liners in pregnancy?

Yes: Yes, and this can help you deal with the increased vaginal secretions, or leukorrhea, of pregnancy. ...Read more

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What types of shoes should I wear while pregnant?

What types of shoes should I wear while pregnant?

Comfortable ones!: Our feet tend to swell and spread with the extra weight. Don't be surprised if your usual footwear becomes too tight. Heels can give you more backache problems because of the way you have to hold yourself when you have a big belly and breasts. Good supportive athletic shoes are your best bet. ...Read more

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What to wear when you are pregnant so no one will know?

What to wear when you are pregnant so no one will know?

"Emperor's clothes": The old fable of the emperor's "new clothes" is true here about your pregnancy. Everyone could see but the emperor that the he did not have on "new clothes" but was actually naked. Everything that is done in the dark will come to the light anyway and "hiding a pregnancy" is just not possible as time elapses. ...Read more

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If I wear briefs will I be less likely to get someone pregnant?

If I wear briefs will I be less likely to get someone pregnant?

No: Tight or loos underwear has no effect on female fertility. Males, on the other hand, can decrease sperm motility and production by over heating the testes. ...Read more

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Is it safe to wear heels while pregnant?

Is it safe to wear heels while pregnant?

Yes: I'm not aware of any adverse affects. However, use your better judgment. In pregnancy, particularly during the later stages, your center of gravity/balance can change. So, it's best to avoid anything that can increase your risk of falls/trauma. ...Read more

Bra (Definition)

A bra (or brassiere) is a form-fitting undergarment designed to support a woman's breasts. ...Read more