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Doctor insights on: Is It Safe To Get A Massage During Pregnancy

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Dr. W. James Chon
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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 acupuncture during pregnancy?

Is it safe to get acupuncture during pregnancy?

Yes: But you want to see someone who is experienced with pregnant women. If it is a treatment that can be delayed until after delivery that might be better. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get a manicure during pregnancy?

Is it safe to get a manicure during pregnancy?

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 more

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Is it safe to get a tattoo during pregnancy?

Is it safe to get a tattoo during pregnancy?

No: It is not safe. Tattoo inks are not fda approved and often can have rather toxic ingredients. Small amounts of these materials can enter the blood stream and potentially affect the unborn child. ...Read more

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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

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Is it safe to have a mammogram during pregnancy?

Is it safe to have a mammogram during pregnancy?

No: In general we try to avoid xrays if possible during pregnancy. If imaging of the breast is needed during pregnancy a breast ultrasound is a better choice. If you are referring to an annual screening mammogram it should be done before or after pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get a massage while trying to get pregnant?

Is it safe to get a massage while trying to get pregnant?

Of course: This could not possibly harm you and might even be therapeutic! ...Read more

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Is it safe to use a vibrator during pregnancy?

Is it safe to use a vibrator during pregnancy?

Probably: It is safe to have intercourse during pregnancy, if the vibrator is not causing pain, then it is not likely that it would be unsafe. ...Read more

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Is it okay to go to a chiropractor during pregnancy?

Is it okay to go to a chiropractor during pregnancy?

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

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Is it safe to get a bikini wax during pregnancy?

Is it safe to get a bikini wax during pregnancy?

Yes: There is no medical reason to not get a bikini wax during pregnancy but it may be more painful. Increased blood flow and edema to the vaginal area in pregnancy may cause the procedure hurt more than you were used to prior to pregnancy. ...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 in pregnancy?

Is it safe to get a tattoo in pregnancy?

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 more

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Is it safe to get an X-ray during pregnancy?

Is it safe to get an X-ray during pregnancy?

Yes: If you absolutely need an xray because of a serious medical condition such as pneumonia or a dental abscess then you can get an xray in pregnancy. They will shield your belly to decrease exposure. ...Read more

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Is it good to massage a pregnant women?

Is it good to massage a pregnant women?

Living ; pregnancy: Yes, in general all normal activities of living can be done when pregnant. ...Read more

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Is it ok to go to a chiropractor during pregnancy?

Is it ok to go to a chiropractor during pregnancy?

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 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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Is it safe to get a relaxer in first trimester?

Probably: There is no data that suggests it's unsafe, assuming you don't drink the relaxer, but it makes sense to avoid toxic chemicals in all respects. As for hair coloring, versus relaxing, henna-based colors are harmless. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous for me to use a vibrator during pregnancy?

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