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467126 tn?1283144858

Is it true ?? that while preggo i cant walk on the sandy beach??

i hear that i can abort a baby by walking barefoot on the sand of any beach?? is that true?
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Avatar universal
Hmm I have never heard that...but people may say it because you have certain pressure points that shouldnt be touched while pregnant...the majority on your feet, ankles and calfs.  But I would probably think many pregnant women have walked on the beach and had nothing happen....Oh I just thought of this, I did it when I was about 6 months pregnant.
If your are worried, just wear your flip flops.
461781 tn?1285609481
I grew up on the beach and I've seen many women walk barefoot on the beach, swim in the water etc.  I think that's just some unfounded fear mongering.  You'll be fine, but try to stay in the shade, not too much sun, at least 20 at  a time.
494669 tn?1275362475
no you can't i walked on the beach plenty of times when i was pregnant barefoot, and i never had a problem. i wouldn't be concerned. if this was true then all women who live near the beach woul dmove from the beach while pregnant
363110 tn?1340920419
I have to ask.. who the heck told you that? lol, it's kind of nuts.. like someone saying chlorinated (pool) water will cause a m/c...

Your perfectly safe, just be sure to not get any foot massages.. it can cause preterm labor.
Avatar universal
Miscarriages happen for different reasons, usually biological reasons (like a chromosomal or uterine problem), but walking on sand is not one of them. It's okay to go to the beach! Stay hydrated and in the shade.
466376 tn?1228094077
I live in Florida and spend almost every weekend on the beach with my family and did through all of my pregnancy.  So I would have to say no.  It is a myth that came from somewhere.  if you do go to the beach, make sure you stay cool as possible and drink plenty of water to keep hydrated.
372206 tn?1235168293
hehe this made me giggle :)
372206 tn?1235168293
hehe this made me giggle :)
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