From shifting weight to swollen feet to uncomfortable sleeping positions, pregnancy can take a toll on your body. With tight muscles, stress, and back pain, massage can sound like an appealing way to relax and de-stress. There are lots of places that offer prenatal massages, but many of them don’t offer massages for women in their first trimester. Because of the concerns associated with prenatal massages, you might be wondering, is it safe to get a massage during pregnancy?
Romper spoke with Deena Blumenfeld, a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator (LCCE) and Fellow of American College of Childbirth Educators (FACCE) of Shining Light Prenatal Education, and she says that pregnancy massages can be awesome.
“Pregnant moms have muscle pain and stress just as much as the rest of us and massage can help with both physical and emotional relaxation,” she says. Blumenfeld also suggests that a massage during pregnancy can be a useful tool for prenatal…
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