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Is it safe to get a seaweed wrap at a spa while pregnant?

Is it safe to get a seaweed wrap at a spa while pregnant?

Yes: Be mindful of environments with increased temperatures though (e.g. Sauna, hot tubs, etc...). It is best to avoid such scenarios. ...Read more

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Dr. Katharine Cox
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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 salt scrub at a spa while pregnant?

Is it safe to get a salt scrub at a spa while pregnant?

Yes: It is safe to get a salt scrub. If you are in your third trimester, be sure to not lie flat on your back to avoid blood pressure changes. ...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 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 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 a tattoo while pregnant?

Is it safe to get a tattoo while pregnant?

Wait.: You are more susceptible to infections while you are pregnant. What's the rush? Pregnancy is complex enough; why add the risk of infection to it? Is there any particular reason you can't wait until after you deliver your baby? ...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 take a bath in pregnancy?

Is it safe to take a bath in pregnancy?

Yes: It is safe to take a bath. Remember you balance can be off in pregnancy so take precautions not to slip and fall. ...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 go in a hot tub while pregnant?

Is it safe to go in a hot tub while pregnant?

Ask your OB: I tell my pts no the water can be too hot which is detrimental to your fetus, u need to keep your body temp under 101. ...Read more

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Is it safe for a pregnant woman to stand near a microwave?

Is it safe for a pregnant woman to stand near a microwave?

They can leak: There are ways to improve safe use of appliances like microwaves. One is purchase from a reputable company. Another is to look for ul label. A kit might be available at the local hardware store or online to test a microwave for leakage. But the first step is to use other ways to heat if concerned or to stand at a distance when using a microwave in the home or workplace. See my health guide also :). ...Read more

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Is it ok to take my baby to a rock gym? There is climbing chalk in the air? Is this safe if we go twice a week. Couple hours.

Is it ok to take my baby to a rock gym? There is climbing chalk in the air? Is this safe if we go twice a week. Couple hours.

Depends: How old is your baby? Even 1 hour straight of exercising would be too long for any child. And a rock gym is not an ideal playground for a small child. I wouldn't recommend. Ask a second opinion. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take a shower while pregnant?

Is it safe to take a shower while pregnant?

Yes : It is safe to bathe in whatever way you enjoying cleaning your body. ...Read more

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Is it safe to work in a dealership as a mechanic while being pregnant?

Is it safe to work in a dealership as a mechanic while being pregnant?

Depends on job: It depends on what you are being asked to do as a mechanic. Lifting heavy objects, or breathing exhaust or vapors can all be injurious to a developing pregnancy. Make an appointment with a OB MD and have him/her "retweet" this advice with more specificity after an examination. ...Read more

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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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Is it safe to have or get a tattoo while pregnant?

Is it safe to have or get a tattoo while pregnant?

Yes: Getting a tattoo gives you some risk of developing hepatitis which may be in a short course or after significant time has passed. Much less likely if gotten at a reputable locale as they are much more likely to take precautions to ensure sterility of the needles. That is the same risk whether you are pregnant or not. Certainly a case of buyer beware. ...Read more

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