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Dr. Rita Corona
12 doctors shared insights

Pregnancy Massage (Overview)

Prenatal massage can decrease muscular pain, improve sleep, and decrease stress. It also improves circulation. It should be done by therapists who have been trained in prenatal massage - they are equipped to safely position pregnant bellies with special padding or massage tables.


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Are there any standards for pregnancy massage?

Are there any standards for pregnancy massage?

Common Sense Rules: During pregnancy it is always best not to lie flat on one's back but propped up on 2+ pillows or lying on left or right side.It is also good to have support under both knees to help with circulation. In addition the parts of the body to be massaged can include everything but the abdomen. ...Read more

Dr. Rita Corona
12 doctors shared insights

Pregnancy Massage (Overview)

Prenatal massage can decrease muscular pain, improve sleep, and decrease stress. It also improves circulation. It should be done by therapists who have been trained in prenatal massage - they are equipped to safely position pregnant bellies with special padding or massage tables.


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What trimesters are safe for pregnancy massage?

What trimesters are safe for pregnancy massage?

All: Presuming that you are not having trauma to your abdomen, massage is reasonable throughout pregnancy, though in the third trimester, your abdomen will limit face-down positioning. ...Read more

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Managing Gestational Diabetes (Checklist)

Attend a diabetic counseling and nutrition class
Once
Ask about fetal monitoring and biophysical profiles
Once
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Got pain in lower abdomen during pregnancy massage?

Got pain in lower abdomen during pregnancy massage?

Many things: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Preventing Pregnancy (Checklist)

Take birth control pills at the same time each day as directed
Daily
Associate taking the pills with a common activity done daily
Once
Be aware of medication that could interfere with birth control
Once
Use barrier protection to prevent STDs
Once
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Is full body massage dangerous in pregnancy? Thigh and back massage?

Is full body massage dangerous in pregnancy? Thigh and back massage?

Massage & pregnancy: Let message therapist know about pregnant state. Would probably be safest to avoid deep tissue work at this time. ...Read more

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Is it okay to do spa massage and foot massage during pregnancy ?

Is it okay to do spa massage and foot massage during pregnancy ?

Generally yes: If they know you're pregnant. Check w/your OB before deciding. Early in pregnancy is safer than later. ...Read more

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Treating an Ectopic Pregnancy (Checklist)

Get diagnosed
once
Get laparoscopic surgery or treat with methotrexate medication
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Can we use almond oil for breast massage in pregnancy due reduce the pain n tenderness? I have breast tissue in my left breast checked by doctor.

Can we use almond oil for breast massage in pregnancy due reduce the pain n tenderness? I have breast tissue in my left breast checked by doctor.

In moderation but...: I was surprised to find a study suggesting that women who regularly used almond oil for abdominal massage during pregnancy had increased risk of premature birth but more research is needed. Occasional use for breast massage might be fine but I would advise coconut oil instead. See http://tinyurl.com/n69qz8s and http://tinyurl.com/kddujov ...Read more

Dr. Suzanne Galli
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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