Few activities are as relaxing as having a high-quality massage or treating yourself to a spa day, and there’s nothing to stop you from benefiting from these treatments during pregnancy, too. Make sure you enjoy only spa services that are suitable for your pregnancy by following the advice of Violetta Lozovyy, MD, a maternal-fetal medicine specialist, and the team at High Risk Pregnancy Doctors in Frisco, Texas. You can take advantage of prenatal massage and other spa services both before and after the birth. Call High Risk Pregnancy Doctors today to find out more or book using the online form.
Spa services are facilities to help you relax that pamper you physically and emotionally.
Many women enjoy the luxury of a spa experience, and being pregnant doesn’t mean you can’t continue to benefit from spa treatments. You can also enjoy the rejuvenating effect of spa services after you deliver your baby with our specially-selected products.
While many spa services are safe and beneficial during pregnancy and postnatally, it’s important to be aware of which you should avoid. Enjoying your spa treatments under the guidance of High Risk Pregnancy Doctors ensures that you receive the best possible advice that takes into account any personal risk factors you may have as well as your stage of pregnancy.
There’s a range of spa services available, including:
Body scrubs can boost your circulation, bringing extra supplies of oxygen and nutrients to your whole body. Gentle, hydrating scrubs are better than harsh scrubs if you’re pregnant.
A facial can make you feel brighter and fresher, even when you’re tired or run down. As with body scrubs, avoid more aggressive facial treatments like microdermabrasion and chemical peels during pregnancy.
Your skin might be suffering from dryness, increased redness, or acne from the fluctuating hormones. Exfoliating facial scrubs followed by deep moisturization are best for avoiding irritation of sensitive skin.
Beautiful nails can make you feel special – and it might be a while before you can get them done again once the baby arrives.
One type of treatment to avoid during pregnancy is the sauna - or any other treatment that raises your body temperature above 102 degrees Fahrenheit. Increasing your body temperature could harm your unborn baby.
One of the most enjoyable and beneficial spa services is massage. Potential benefits include:
In your first trimester of pregnancy, there’s a slight risk of massage causing stress rather than relieving it, unless you use a massage therapist who has special training in prenatal care, like those at High Risk Pregnancy Doctors. In your second and third trimesters, massage is a safe and highly effective way to destress and treat yourself.
You should always choose a massage therapist with experience in prenatal massage. They use massage tables specifically designed for pregnant women and supportive body pillows.
If you’re not pregnant, most massages take place with you lying on your back or your front. However, it’s better for blood flow to your uterus and placenta to lay on your left side or on your back with some support for a massage during pregnancy.
If your pregnancy is high risk, High Risk Pregnancy Doctors can advise you on whether massage is a good idea, and what spa services are most suitable for you.
Find out more about the benefits of spa services by calling High Risk Pregnancy Doctors today or book an appointment online.