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Doctor insights on: Girdles For Women After Pregnancy

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

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

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. ...Read more

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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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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

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). ...Read more

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Why do women get pica in pregnancy?

Why do women get pica in pregnancy?

Unknown: It is still unknown why some pregnant women develop pica. Some theorize that some mineral deficiencies or the need for more minerals because the pregnancy is consuming reserves drives the behaviors associated with pica. ...Read more

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Do home pregnancy tests work for all women?

Yes they should.: Most tests claim they are sensitive enough to be positive as early as first day of missed period, but waiting for a week would give you more reliable results. ...Read more

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Why do women get stretch marks in pregnancy?

Why do women get stretch marks in pregnancy?

Nobel prize : If you can figure out that question. We know that it is damage to the deep dermis of the skin but we don't understand why some form them and others don't. Treatment probably requires true regeneration which we have not mastered. ...Read more

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Can a women eat durian during her pregnancy?

Can a women eat durian during her pregnancy?

Yes!: Adequate calories and good amounts of protein are very important for mom and baby. ...Read more

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Do women usually like the sex during pregnancy?

Do women usually like the sex during pregnancy?

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. ...Read more

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Why do women get morning sickness in pregnancy?

Why do women get morning sickness in pregnancy?

The "Why" Questions: We could spend a whole month discussing the science of this. But, 'why' questions are often unanswerable. They can lead to great discussion and debate but not often to simple black and white answers. This frequent symptom of pregnancy just is one of the things expectant mothers must manage and live through with the help of their families and physicians. ...Read more

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Wht makes a woman lactate apart from pregnancy?

Wht makes a woman lactate apart from pregnancy?

Certain : Tumors, medical conditions and medication side effects. ...Read more

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How late in a pregnancy can a woman safely fly?

How late in a pregnancy can a woman safely fly?

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. ...Read more