Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Pregnancy and Pedicures

Q. I'm pregnant. Is it safe to get a pedicure? I have heard that foot massage can bring on premature labor.

A. A pedicure is a great way to soothe your swollen feet!  Some people believe that certain reflexology or pressure points on the feet can cause a miscarriage by stimulating the uterus to contract. However, there is just not enough evidence to suggest that foot massage can actually bring on labor. If you are worried, opt for a gentle foot massage that does not include reflexology or pressure point therapy. It is safe and will provide you much needed pampering!

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