From restricting blood flow to causing back pain, there are several reasons why you shouldn’t wear tight maternity dresses.
At Mother Bee, we believe that pregnant women don’t have to settle with wearing loose and unfitting clothes; rather, they have every right to look stylish and trendy! But we do not recommend tight maternity dresses. Here are a few reasons why:
During pregnancy, the blood cells expand to prepare the body for an increase in blood flow and to ensure adequate nutrition for the baby. This is why most women experience low blood pressure during the first trimester when they stand up suddenly from a sitting or kneeling position. Tight clothes not only restrict blood flow but also cause varicose veins. They can also put pressure on the arteries, which are under stress already, and make you feel tired and fatigued.
We do know that the ligaments supporting an expanding uterus cause abdominal pain. What many will-be mommies don’t know is that tight clothes can add to the problem by restricting your posture as well as the free movement of your hips and knees. Not just in the abdomen, but tight undergarments can also cause pain in the chest, arms, and shoulders. In fact, tight-fitting bras can even clog milk ducts and cause extreme pain and discomfort.
It’s best to stick to free-flowing maxi maternity dresses during pregnancy, rather than skinny jeans, to avoid yeast infections. Pregnant women are more likely to contract yeast infections because of an increase in vaginal secretions—tight clothes only add to the problem. Yeast infections can also contribute to urinary tract infections.
Tight-fitting clothes and undergarments also cause bloating, constipation, and heartburn. Seriously, you don’t have to torment yourself for fashion! There are plenty of comfortable maternity dress options out there!