“While there have been claims that a massage chair can lead to miscarriage or premature labor, there is no evidence that that is true,” says Dr. Ghosh. “Massage chairs used as intended are generally safe when pregnant.” If you’re worried about using an electric massage chair during your pregnancy, you can just skip it.
Are massage chairs safe during pregnancy?
Just as getting a prenatal massage from a therapist is safe, using a massage chair while pregnant is fine. There are many benefits to massage during pregnancy: It can help you relax; ease anxiety and depression; relieve back pain, leg pain, and labor pain; and improve circulation.
Can vibration hurt a fetus?
Pregnant women should not be exposed to strong whole body vibrations and/or blows to the body, e.g. while driving off-road vehicles. Exposing the entire body to vibrations over time can increase the risk for premature birth or low birth weight.
Can vibrations cause miscarriage?
Shocks and vibration Regular exposure to shocks, low frequency vibration (e.g. riding in off-road vehicles) or excessive movement may increase the risk of miscarriage. Long-term exposure to whole-body vibration may increase risk of prematurity or low birth weight.
Is using a vibrating massager during pregnancy?
Can you use a vibrator while pregnant? The answer is yes. Vibrators and other sex toys are usually safe to use during pregnancy. These infections can be risky to you and your baby.
Are back massagers safe during pregnancy?
In short, not really. “While there have been claims that a massage chair can lead to miscarriage or premature labor, there is no evidence that that is true,” says Dr. Romy Ghosh, OB-GYN with Austin Regional Clinic. “Massage chairs used as intended are generally safe when pregnant.”