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is it safe to get a massage while pregnant

A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
40 years experience Holistic Medicine
Of course: This could not possibly harm you and might even be therapeutic!
Dr. Peter Hwang
13 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Yes: Yes it is safe to get a massage while trying to get pregnant. Different positions should allow for your partner to massage you during coitus. Post a ... Read More

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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Yes: Yes it is safe.
Dr. Susana Duncan
35 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Yes: If you are not a high risk pregnancy near term you can enjoy a pleasant massage just as safely as anyone else.
Dr. James Eitner
34 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Yes it is safe and can be very healthy for the mother. Make sure the therapist has experience with massages in pregnancy and a set up to allow you t ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Yes: At 7 weeks gestation the size of the uterus is not that large so yes you can lay down on your abdomen without any untoward effects.
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Dr. Randy Baker
40 years experience Holistic Medicine
Very safe: Your baby is about the size of a blueberry and well-cushioned by amniotic fluid so lying on your abdomen will not be harmful at all. Enjoy your massag ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
33 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: your uterus is still down in your pelvis so their would be no restrictions on massage.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: If a woman had no problems with massage therapy before pregnancy, and felt more relaxed after a massage, then she should be fine getting similar massa ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Malina Milan
30 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends: If you are in good health then you should be fine. Your risk increases if you have medical problems, take medications, etc...There are certainly highe ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
41 years experience Endocrinology
Both are: The same drug and classified as category c: either studies in animals have revealed adverse effects on the fetus (teratogenic or embryocidal or other) ... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Yes: Generally an vaccine with a dead virus or only a component of the virus is ok. Vaccines with live viruses are usually not given to pregnant women.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Yes: Yes you can get a perm.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Fein
Specializes in Preventive Medicine
Yes: Many years ago, there was a hypothetical belief that high frequency sound waves (ultrasound) used to perform a sonogram might harm the developing baby ... Read More
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