Posted By Tracy Trull on January 22, 1999 at 03:41:21:
In Reply to: Is vibrating massage chair safe? posted by Cynthia on January 21, 1999 at 16:15:56:
I am 26 weeks pregnant. Last week my husband and I went shopping
for baby clothes. We shopped for a few hours and I got a little
tired. My husband suggestted that we went to Brookstone to sit
on the massage chairs for a while, which was soemthing we do
whenever we go to the mall. It felt good. However, that night
after we went home, I felt this tightening in my uterus. It
wasn't painful, but I started to get worried if the vibration
from the massage chair was too much for the baby? Could it have
harmed it in any way? Or it's just me thinking too much?
Thanks for any input.
This sounds like Braxton Hicks contractions, and most women experience this. This is your body's way of getting ready for the real thing. You may notice that your uterus gets quite hard as well, and its normal. Often even sex/orgasm can trigger these as well, and they may come more often as you approach your due date. Your baby is well protected in there, very doubtful a massage chair could do any harm, walking up and down stairs gives more of a jolt than that.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. MedHelp is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.