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Is it safe for me to get a massage when pregnant?

Is it safe for me to get a massage when pregnant?

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 massage therapy during pregnancy. ...Read more

Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Is it safe to get a facial while pregnant?

Is it safe to get a facial while pregnant?

Yes: One word of caution though: avoid any substances with retinol and/or retinoic acid in it. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get a tattoo while your pregnant?

Is it safe to get a tattoo while your pregnant?

Avoid it.: While in theory it is ok to get a tattoo while your pregnant, there is a risk of contracting infections at the site even if the utensils used are cleaned appropriately. It is your choice, but I wouldn't recommend it. ...Read more

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When is it good to get pregnant--20s?

When is it good to get pregnant--20s?

Ideally yes: In colonial times it was in the teens. But since our life expactancy is doubled now 18-30 is recommended. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get a hair relaxer while I am pregnant?

Is it safe to get a hair relaxer while I am pregnant?

Yes: It is safe for the pregnancy as long as you have it done in a well ventilated area. But using chemical products in pregnancy can damage your hair more than if not pregnant. Having said that, many women have used these products safely without any significant hair damage. The baby will be happy you look so good momma, . ...Read more

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Is it safe for me to have sex before or after my periods in order not to get pregnant?

Is it safe for me to have sex before or after my periods in order not to get pregnant?

Periods and sex: Hi. Everyday of your cycle except ON your period is either "before or after" your period, and much of that time would be fertile. You're generally safe having sex on your period and for one week after your period if you do not desire conception. If you don't want to gamble, and you have a normal libido, might I suggest birth control? Good luck! ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to want a baby so bad that i can't get pregnant?

Is it possible for me to want a baby so bad that i can't get pregnant?

No. : How every, you can be so stressed about 'it" that your menses may become irregular by occasional, missing a menstruated, cycle. The idea is to speak with your doctor, make sure there are no undiagnosed medical, issues and to enjoy the process and with time you will become pregnant. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to want a baby so bad that i can't get pregnant?

Is it possible for me to want a baby so bad that i can't get pregnant?

Yes: Wanting a baby badly can decrease the enjoyment of the process of making one, paradoxically decreasing the likelihood of you getting pregnant. Try to enjoy the relationship and the things that you wouldn't be able to do with kids while you are in this time of your life. If it's been more than a year, then you should undergo infertility evaluation. ...Read more

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Is it ok to get a perm/relaxer while pregnant?

Is it ok to get a perm/relaxer while pregnant?

Yes: Chemicals do absorb through the scalp but harmful effects on a pregnancy haven't been shown: http://www.Otispregnancy.Org/files/hairtreatments.Pdf. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get a mud bath while pregnant?

Is it safe to get a mud bath while pregnant?

Yes: Enjoy a spa day! the only concern about overheating is if you are in something that maintains a constant, elevated temp such as a hot tub. A bath that begins warm and then cools is safe. ...Read more

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Is it safe for pregnant women to go to a concert?

Is it safe for pregnant women to go to a concert?

Not harmful: to a pregnancy. However, ensure that you don't get pushed by crowds, inhales other's smoke or get sleep deprived. Really loud noise can negatively impact hearing. ...Read more

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Is it safe to go to a concert while pregnant?

Is it safe to go to a concert while pregnant?

No mosh pit: I assume you are worried about the effect of loud sounds. This will be fine during pregnancy. The baby is well protected. I would make sure you are standing or sitting in a safe area. Stand away from crowds who are pushing and getting wild where you might fall or get knocked around. ...Read more

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Is it ok to try to get pregnant right after a miscarriage?

Is it ok to try to get pregnant right after a miscarriage?

Depends: The general concensus is to give your body a rest and wait 2-3 periods. But others have gotten pregnant right after. My opinion is make sure you are mentally and physically healthy first. Though you may be anxious to start again....I would say wait until you are mentally prepared to deal with another bump in the road if it happens. ...Read more