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Reasons You Should Avoid Tight Trousers/Pants During Pregnancy

Pregnancy period is a challenging time for women when it comes to choosing what to wear, and ladies are always advised to avoid wearing trousers during pregnancy.

It is during this time that they experience changes in the body physically, biologically and emotionally, and it is a delicate period in which the woman should take special care of herself and the coming baby.

She should pay special attention to so many things including diet, physical wellbeing and her general health, which may involve the type of clothing she puts on during pregnancy. That matters a lot, and as much as ladies should remain stylish even when pregnant, the kind of dressing if not chosen carefully, may affect the well-being of the developing baby.

Reasons Why Trousers is not Good During Pregnancy

Below are some of the reasons why trousers may not be good for pregnant ladies:

Restricts Blood Flow In The Body

During pregnancy, the blood volume automatically increases in the body so as to fund both the mother and the growing baby. The blood flow should therefore not be restricted by whatever thing to ensure the health of the baby as well as that of the mother.

Wearing tight trousers may inhibit the blood flow and is the reason why expectant mothers are advised against putting on such an outfit.

It Is Uncomfortable

An expectant mother gains weight as time goes by, mainly because the fetus growth progresses with time towards delivery. Tight trousers become a bit uncomfortable for the mother as well as the baby because of the pressure it places in the lower abdomen.

Free size clothing is encouraged so as to allow free movement and unrestricted growth of the fetus, since restricted movement may cause deformities to the unborn baby.

Wearing inelastic trousers during pregnancy could cause birth defects to the baby, and if you keep zipping your pants at a regular position especially the upper abdomen, it becomes so uncomfortable and bad to the baby.


Tight trousers can cause digestion problems, since wearing tight trouser can restrict abdominal muscles causing digestive discomfort. The pregnancy conditions such as morning sickness and heartburns can be made worse as a result of the constricted digestive tract and the abdomen at large.

Tight Trousers Can Cause Infection In The Private Area

To anyone, tight pants can lead to the breeding of harmful bacteria or fungi on the private part and that can result in bacterial vaginitis or yeast infections on the expectant mother. This could affect the baby negatively.

This could be detrimental if left untreated and may even lead to pregnancy complications such as pre-term labor, or neonatal death.

While some may argue that there is no big deal in putting on pants during pregnancy, it is good to be aware of the bad effects brought about especially if they are tight.

Every woman would want a successful pregnancy, and that may require self-commitment and some sacrifices.

Thus, leaving the trousers and other tight clothing in the wardrobe for a while may not be such a bad idea.

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