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At how many weeks is it safe to have a prenatal massage?

At how many weeks is it safe to have a prenatal massage?

12 weeks: Most massage therapists won't touch a pregnant woman until after her first trimester because this is the riskiest time for miscarriage. Once you are passed week 12 you should no longer lie on your stomach unless your therapist has a pregnancy pillow or table. If you lie on your back you should have a small pillow or towel under your hip/back. No deep tissue massages. ...Read more

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I found a prenatal with probiotics in there? Is that safe?

I found a prenatal with probiotics in there?  Is that safe?

Yes: Yes, it is generally safe to take probiotics in pregnancy along with prenatal vitamins. Make sure your product has been tested and actually delivers the number of colonies, etc advertised on the label. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of a prenatal massage therapist?

What are the benefits of a prenatal massage therapist?

Relaxation...: Any massage therapist can lead to you being more relaxed; which can be beneficial to both mom-to-be; and ease the burdens of the labor process. ...Read more

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Is taking expired prenatal vitamins safe?

No: It is never safe to take expired medication. In addition to any adverse effects, the ingredients probably are providing no benefit any longer. ...Read more

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How are prenatal massage therapists licensed?

How are prenatal massage therapists licensed?

Read below: Parental massage therapists are regular massage therapists that work with pregnant women primarily. They get their certification through their school and taking boards in their specialty. ...Read more

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Hello, i would like to inquire about vagina safe massage oils.?

Hello, i would like to inquire about vagina safe massage oils.?

Not recommended: the vagina has a microsystem full of microorganisms that maintain the pH and appropriate environment. The oils can disrupt the balance and cause infections. Best wishes Dr M ...Read more

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It is safe to massage the breast if have menstruation?

It is safe to massage the breast if have menstruation?

Perhaps: It is not necessarily unsafe for the breast to be massaged, but for many women this is a time of breast tenderness and discomfort. So, if you are the partner of a woman and try to massage her breasts during this time it could be unsafe for you! ...Read more

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Are frequent prenatal ultrasounds safe?

Are frequent prenatal ultrasounds safe?

Yes: Yes, definitely. Some women have fetuses that require lots of additional ultrasounds due to monitoring of abnormalities. These women and their unborn fetuses are not at any increased risk. Ultrasound is just that, soundwaves. They cannot harm the body. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get a massage once a week? What about deep tissue massage? How often should I get one in order to relieve tension & to stay relaxed?

Is it safe to get a massage once a week? What about deep tissue massage? How often should I get one in order to relieve tension & to stay relaxed?

Weekly massage: is ok as long as there are no contraindications such as disk problems, bruising, etc. Please check w/doc to make sure health is good for it. Circulation of lympathic fluid is a major benefit, greater than deep tissue in my opinion. Psychological relaxation is another benefit. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Is oral sex safe or unsafe.. on 4th Dec 2012 I am going to massage center for body massage. A old lady gave me body massage after 10min she start to s?

Is oral sex safe or unsafe.. on 4th Dec 2012 I am going to massage center for body massage. A old lady gave me body massage after 10min she start to s?

Depends: If you are not in a monogamous relationship, it's recommended to use oral condoms for oral sex, doesn't matter if you are the giver or the recipient. Oral sex can cause STIs as well. ...Read more

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Is it safe to have a shower after a massage?

Is it safe to have a shower after a massage?

Yes: Yes, watch for dizziness with the hot water, may try a seated shower chair to start with. May avoid the very hot water at first. ...Read more

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How safe is prenatal yoga class?

How safe is prenatal yoga class?

Quite.: Prenatal stretching and yoga classes should be a safe activity for most pregnant women without physical disabilities. Non-contact, low impact sports and activities such as stationary bike, treadmill, walking and swimming are ideal during pregnancy to maintain muscle tone and keep the cardiovascular system in good shape in anticipation of labor and delivery. ...Read more

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