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Can I wear shape enhancing under garments while pregnant?
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Dr. Pam Yoder
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
6 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Pam Yoder
Dr. Pam Yoder
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Dr. Sheila Goodman
Obstetrics & Gynecology
6 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
There is no problem with wearing whichever clothes you want when you are pregnant.
We normally advise looser clothing because it is more comfortable. Some women will have nausea or even pain with binding clothing. However, that is a comfort issue for you, not a safety issue for your pregnancy. Tight clothing will not restrict your baby's growth or movement.

In brief: Yes
There is no problem with wearing whichever clothes you want when you are pregnant.
We normally advise looser clothing because it is more comfortable. Some women will have nausea or even pain with binding clothing. However, that is a comfort issue for you, not a safety issue for your pregnancy. Tight clothing will not restrict your baby's growth or movement.
Dr. Sheila Goodman
Dr. Sheila Goodman
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Dr. Kathryn Mercer
Obstetrics & Gynecology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Just make sure they are comfortable and not putting too much pressure on your skin.

In brief: Yes
Just make sure they are comfortable and not putting too much pressure on your skin.
Dr. Kathryn Mercer
Dr. Kathryn Mercer
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2 doctors agree
In brief: Wear what you like
You can wear what you like, as long as it is not tightly restrictive.
I doubt there's any evidence to suggest danger with any particular clothing, but it makes sense to not compress the belly too much.

In brief: Wear what you like
You can wear what you like, as long as it is not tightly restrictive.
I doubt there's any evidence to suggest danger with any particular clothing, but it makes sense to not compress the belly too much.
Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
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Dr. Kevin O'neil
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Urogynecology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
It is perfectly normal and natural for a woman's shape to change during her pregnancy.
So i wouldn't recommend any garments which are constricting around the abdomen, particularly once you reach the second trimester onward. Remember, there is a baby growing in there and they need some room!

In brief: Yes
It is perfectly normal and natural for a woman's shape to change during her pregnancy.
So i wouldn't recommend any garments which are constricting around the abdomen, particularly once you reach the second trimester onward. Remember, there is a baby growing in there and they need some room!
Dr. Kevin O'neil
Dr. Kevin O'neil
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Dr. Lauren Phillips
Obstetrics & Gynecology
In brief: Yes
Yes, spanx and varieties of that are ok.
Just make sure it is not cutting off your circulation.

In brief: Yes
Yes, spanx and varieties of that are ok.
Just make sure it is not cutting off your circulation.
Dr. Lauren Phillips
Dr. Lauren Phillips
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