There are a lot of misconceptions out there about how corsets affect the female reproductive system. We’ve created this post to dispel some of the myths. Keep reading for a look at how corsets can affect you while you are pregnant and what to do.
Throughout history, women wore corsets throughout their entire pregnancy. It was considered indecent to go outside without your corset, so pregnant women developed a new type of corset that had a panel that would expand around their belly. Most women didn’t need this until the later trimesters, and would continue with their normal corset until it became too uncomfortable. They did not use corsets for waist training during pregnancy, it was more just a way of life.
Wearing a corset has no effect on your ability to get pregnant. There are plenty of rumors out there about how corsets can cause everything from uterine prolapse to infertility. There is no evidence that any of this is true. Victorian era women would sometimes have 15 or more children, all while wearing corsets. Uterine prolapse is more likely caused by other factors such as age, atrophying muscles, and heavy lifting.
It is not recommended that you wear a corset while you are pregnant. The baby needs room to develop and move around, and a corset does put restrictions on that area. It is best to retire the corset for a while and continue postpartum.
Corsets can help you jump back into your figure after having a baby. It is important to take things slowly and not rush it, but a corset can be a source of great support and help all of your internal organs migrate back to the right places. Talk with your doctor to get the green light before you start, just to be safe.
Keeping your little one safe is the most important part of being pregnant. You have to do what is best for both of you. If you are currently pregnant, it’s time to start researching your postpartum corset now. Check out our entire selection on the Corset Deal website for the best option for you!