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Is It Safe To Get A Prenatal Massage? Precautions You Need to Know Before Your Visit

Prenatal Massage is safe to receive during pregnancy. However, there are precautions that you need to take for the treatment to be considered completely safe and healthy for both mother and baby. Pregnant women who suffer from varicose veins or any blood clots may also benefit greatly from prenatal massages because labor helps flush out excess fluid which decreases leg swelling. Here are some things you should need to avoid of getting a Prenatal Massage:

Is It Safe To Get A Prenatal Massage?

Experiencing Preterm Labor or Contractions

Pregnant women who are experiencing preterm labor or contractions should avoid prenatal massages because it can cause uterine stimulation which increases the likelihood of going into labor. 

Have A History of Miscarriages or Stillbirths 

Prenatal massages are considered safe during the first and second trimesters after conception. Pregnant women who have a history of miscarriages or stillbirths should avoid any type of bodywork that includes deep pressure on the abdomen, head, neck area, and pelvis.

Placenta Is Not in the Correct Position 

Prenatal massages are safe to receive during the second and third trimester of pregnancy. However, women who have placenta previa (when the placenta is low on the uterine wall) should avoid any type of prenatal massaging because it can increase blood flow which could cause some serious complications for both mommy and the baby.

Your Healthcare Provider Has Advised Against Massage

Prenatal Massage is considered to be completely safe and all-natural during the first and second trimesters. However, if your healthcare provider has advised against massage then it would probably be best for you to avoid any type of treatment that includes deep pressure on the abdomen or pelvic area.

It’s generally safe to get a prenatal massage, but there are some situations in which you should talk with your healthcare provider before proceeding. If you have any of the following symptoms or conditions during pregnancy, they advise against getting a massage because it could be risky for both mom and baby. You are advised by your medical team that massages aren't recommended due to other complications. So if none of these apply to you--and provided that your doctor approves--then don't let fear keep you from enjoying this relaxing experience, Get in touch and one of our experts will help point you in the right direction.

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