• Cecilia Cecilia
    June 15, 2009
    Is it ok to wear a sweat band around your stomach while pregnant?
    Cecilia Cecilia
    June 15, 2009

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  • Merely Me
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    June 15, 2009
    Merely Me
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    June 15, 2009

    Hi Cecilia

     

    I agree with Paul that you should probably check with your doctor on this but my personal thoughts are that I don't think it is a good idea.  Please note that I am not a doctor.

     

    Here is a pregnancy forum where other women weigh in on this very question and you can read what they say.  I don't know if it would cause harm or not but why risk it? 

     

    I would ask your doctor about some safe exercises to do when pregnant if you are worried about staying in shape but this is not the time to think about losing weight. 

     

    This is just my opinion so please do check with your doctor on this.  Thank you for your question.


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  • Paul June 15, 2009
    Paul
    June 15, 2009

    You mean like a cloth, elastic sweat band? Sure, you'll be wearing a lot of stretchband, or elastic-waist pants. Or do you mean something else?

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    • Cecilia
      June 15, 2009
      Cecilia
      June 15, 2009

      I was speaking of the ones you can wear while working out. There elastic bands with the velcro on one end (Self adjusting). I wasnt sure if I can wear that or not during pregancy.

      This was something I used to wear while working out,cleaning around the house or doing yard work. It would make me sweat while doing the smallest task's, I just wasnt sure if this was something I can continue to use? Thanks!

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    • Paul
      June 15, 2009
      Paul
      June 15, 2009

      I know what you mean now, thank you. Those trap a lot of heat. I really think now, that you should phone your gynecologist and ask about it. I don't think it is a good idea but have no empirical proof to offer that it is harmful.

       

      Please check with the doctor first and let us know, his or her opinion, if you would. Sorry, I have not beeen much help, but I am so glad you are trying to be safe.

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