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is a vibrating back massager safe to use on my back while i am pregnant

A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
18 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Most back massagers are perfectly safe during pregnancy. Don't get too creative and you should be fine.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: the massage should NOT affect the Pregnancy! BUT ASW ALWAYS ...check with your OB-GYN!!!! Hope it helps! Dr Z
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Wimberly
Specializes in Family Medicine
Pregnancy massage: A message during pregnancy is a great idea as long as one is gentle with you.
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Dr. Vasu Brown
33 years experience Integrative Medicine
Yes: Yes back massage is safe.
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Dr. Scott Kramer
35 years experience Gynecology
Yes enjoy: There's no scientific reason that woul Prohibit you from enjoying a massage. Consider a body pillow for slight tilt and support.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Cooke
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Best avoided: It may be safe, but probably better to avoid it. It's almost impossible to do studies of these sort of things. I doubt it would strike hard enough t ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Staci McHale
16 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Castor oil in preg: Castor oil has traditionally been used in pregnancy as a by-mouth supplement to help stimulate labor. There is no good study to show what happens whe ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Comments: External ointments will not get absorbed into circulation unless applied over broken or cracked skin. Deplin contains high dose biologically active f ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kanaya Maharaj
Specializes in
Pregnancy!: Non steroidal anti inflammatories are a contra indication in pregnancy, generally in the third trimester. However it is probably safer to just stay aw ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
Yes: It may be a source of significant relief to discomfort. Just keep it on low.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience Pain Management
Safe: Should be just fine to use it.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
34 years experience Pain Management
Yes - carefully: There's no real danger to the baby. The heating pad isn't likely to affect the temp inside your body (your 'core' temp) much. The danger is to yoursel ... Read More
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