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Is It Safe To Get A Massage During Pregnancy
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
Yes: Yes, you can get manicures during pregnancy. The hand massages feel great. Choose a polish that is free of chemicals like toluene, formaldehyde and dbp. Make sure the instruments are sterilized so you don't get an infection. Be careful of artificial nails and fills as the small particles can become airborne, wear a mask if you are having this service. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends.: Some chiropractors are more experienced than others in dealing with pregnant patients. Some won't see them at all. There are issues with joint laxity in pregnancy that make some of the high velocity moves that chiropractors use risky during pregnancy. I recommend you only see a chiropractor that is experienced and knowledgeable about the specific risks in pregnancy. ...Read more
No: Well really the answer is maybe. Tattooing has some risks whenever you get it. There is a small risk of infection (hiv, hepatitis c) that is reduced with using clean needles in a clean place. But there is a risk of infection from the break in the skin that occurs. This infection can spread to the blood and put your baby at risk. In general, we recommend you wait until after to get a tattoo. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: You will get all kinds of different answers here, but my personal feeling is that chiropractic is predominantly based on a nonscientific and incorrect view of human physiology, and will do you no long term good pregnant or not. Some chiropractors will manipulate in pregnancy, and some not. I doubt its dangerous for the baby. Chiropractic manipulation to vert breech infants is bogus. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
No studies: My internet search did not yield any results for scientific studies on this subject matter. There is lots of advice, though, based on common sense. The following website addresses this issue and makes some reasonable suggestions: https://www.babycenter.com/404_is-it-safe-to-use-a-vibrator-during-pregnancy_1245277.bc. ...Read more
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