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Girdles For Women After Pregnancy
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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
I am planning to get pregnant soon but problem is i had a tummy tuck 2 years ago i wanted to know if its harmful to the baby if i was to wear a girdle most of my pregnancy? I know it sounds vain but im scared to gain too much weight and let my stomach str
Ask Obgyn: Best to run this question by your ob/gyn. Personally, I do not think that the use of a girdle will necessarily prevent you from “gaining too much weight” during pregnancy. Maintaining a healthy weight, under the supervision of your ob/gyn, will be important for many reasons ( including minimizing the chances that additional surgery will be necessary after delivery).See 6 more doctor answers
Yes and they should: Most of us concentrate and talk about sex before/after pregnancy, but few of us realize that sexual activity is safe in all trimesters of a routine pregnancy. Sexual activity usually slows down during the last 2 weeks of a full term pregnancy and if the child is born via the vaginal canal, then you can expect a period of pelvic rest...4-6 weeks.See 1 more doctor answer
6 months: I don't recommend pregnant women fly after the second trimester. Changes in air pressure can sometimes trigger labor . More importantly, some airlines will not allow women to board after the 6th month for fear of them going into labor or having other problems that would force them to have to make an emergency landing. Unless absolutely necessary, avoid flying after the 6th month.
All fresh fruit!: Pregnant women can safely consume all fresh (preferably organic) fruits and vegetables provided they wash them well with clean uncontaminated water and are not allergic to them. If you have been diagnosed with diabetes mellitus talk to nutritionist about the amount and type of fruits to consume. Don't overdo it with carrots/tomatoes because they can cause hypervitaminosis a - a potential teratogen.
Yes!: Growth of baby puts pressure on pelvic veins, and together with increased blood volume of pregnancy, internal hemorrhoidal engorgement follows=>noticeable hemorrhoid growth. Increasedclotting factors --needed for delivery--also make external blood clots more likely and may need treatment by physician.
Best Pregnancy Test: According to american journal of obstetric and gynecology the best home pregnancy test is first responceearly pregnancy test the study evaluated592 urine specimins from women at different stages of the pregnancy to determine what kind of Chorionic Gonadotropin is prevalent at what time.The inference was that first responce is the most sensitive test and detects pregnancy in 95% cases.
Cause for grief.: Pregnancy complications can have profound effects on the maternal psyche, especially in the setting of extreme hormonal influences and emotional lability. Family support, friends and even psychologists/psychiatrists may be required to help the woman cope with the complications and their dire consequences.
That would be: Quite abnormal. If you are pregnant ; bleeding you need to advise your ob.
Progesterone: Progesterone relaxes smooth muscles so the abdomen starts to bulge.
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