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Is the use of a hand held sports vibrating percussion massager safe to use on back during pregnancy? My wife is currently only 7 weeks pregnant.

6 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Cooke
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Best avoided

It may be safe, but probably better to avoid it.
It's almost impossible to do studies of these sort of things. I doubt it would strike hard enough to do damage, but it's never a good idea to subject a pregnant woman to too many vibrations or hard knocks, due to a very small chance of tearing the placenta. Odds are, she would be fine, but why take unnecessary risks?

In brief: Best avoided

It may be safe, but probably better to avoid it.
It's almost impossible to do studies of these sort of things. I doubt it would strike hard enough to do damage, but it's never a good idea to subject a pregnant woman to too many vibrations or hard knocks, due to a very small chance of tearing the placenta. Odds are, she would be fine, but why take unnecessary risks?
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Dr. John Kirk
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Sure

Yes it should be perfectly safe! just don't hit her with it ;-) seriously though, there should be no risk from that tool or massage on general.
In fact, it can be very therapeutic!

In brief: Sure

Yes it should be perfectly safe! just don't hit her with it ;-) seriously though, there should be no risk from that tool or massage on general.
In fact, it can be very therapeutic!
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