The dress should be suitable to the season, the body being clad in such a manner as to secure thorough and equable protection. It should not constrict the body of the wearer in any part, particularly about the waist. The Grecian lawgiver Lycurgus made a law re quiring all women when pregnant to wear very loose clothing. The ancient Romans enacted laws to the same effect. When the enlargement of the abdomen becomes very great, the wearing of a wide bandage cut to fit the abdomen and applied in such a way as to support it somewhat, will be found very conducive to the comfort of the patient.