Can Pregnant Women Wear Tight Clothes?
How to handle it?
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The choice of comfortable clothes during pregnancy is important, not only for the mother, but also for the fetus.
The use of tight clothing is not absolutely prohibited during pregnancy. However, you need to know that the use of tight clothing can have various adverse effects, including:
When the gestational age is older, wearing tight clothing, especially in the chest and stomach area can make it easier for you to feel short of breath. This shortness of breath can feel heavier for example when you lie down. Especially if you have GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease, backflow of stomach acid to the esophagus) which often occurs in pregnant women. The use of tight clothing can also limit your movement, especially when bending over, sitting, and doing other movements. Use of tight clothing, especially those made from heat, has a higher risk of increasing your sweat production. This can cause your skin to become moisturized and more prone to irritation. Excessive friction with tight clothing can also cause irritation. As a result, the skin can feel itchy, reddish, or even sore. The mother's dry skin due to hormonal changes during pregnancy can exacerbate this complaint. The use of tight clothing also runs the risk of making blood flow in your body not smooth. What is worrying is that the flow of blood to and from your fetus is also not smooth. As a result, not only are you more prone to swelling, but your baby is also more prone to hypoxia (lack of oxygen) and fetal growth restriction because of it. Apart from the above possibilities, there are many more effects that may result from wearing clothes that are too tight during pregnancy. Therefore, although it is not strictly prohibited, it is much better if you wear loose clothing, so that it can accommodate your movements more optimally. Also choose clothes that are soft and absorb sweat so that the skin becomes healthier.
So much information from us. For more details, please consult directly with an obstetrician.
I hope this helps.
dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah