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    Is massage safe for ivf treatment?

    Hi Girls,

    Do you know if massage is safe or not safe when we are doing ivf and during the 1st trimester?

    Thanks!
    Me 33 DH 31 ~ Married 5 yrs

    IVF #1 (WH) Feb '09 = BFN
    IVF #2 (Womack) Jan '10 = cancelled
    IVF #3 (Keesler AFB/CRM) Apr '10 = BFP
    BETA #1 = 18
    BETA #2 = 50
    BETA #3 = 183
    1st U/S 6w3d - 1 sac, 1 heartbeat
    2nd U/S 7w4d 150 bpm
    3rd U/S 8w 165 bpm (at the ER)
    4th U/S 8w5d 170 bpm
    EDD: Jan 10, 2011


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    I don't know about during IVF but I think it would be fine during the first trimester. Be sure to let your massage therapist know though.


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    I'm not positive, but I think it has to be specifically for pregnancy. For instance I was told no pedicure because massaging the feet can induce a miscarriage. I know it sounds kind of wacko, but my acupuncturist said that there are certain points that if stimulated can cause complications during pregnancy. Definitely check with the therapist and ask if they specialize in pregnancy massage etc.

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    you can have one, but it has to be prenatal. Cece is right with saying that you cant do a foot massage because there are trigger points that can cause contractions....


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    I have heard conflicting stories on having massages during IVF and pregnancy. I actually called my friend who is a massage therapist and she told me that you can have massages, but you need to have them done by a professional who has experience in pregnancy massaging. I asked her if its okay to have them during IVF and she said it was ok, but to hold off after ET and to wait until you have your beta. I hope this helps you out a little!

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    I would think that you need to be careful b/c the ovaries get stimulated and enlarged during IVF and the doctors are very clear that you should not be pushed on too much b/c your ovaries can get twisted or ruptured. So I imagine that the upper back and legs would be okay, but the abdomen and lower back would likely be off limits.


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    Girls, thank you so much for the responds. I just want to find an alternative relaxation since i don't like my acupuncturist here in NOLA. He seems fake. I wish I live in DC area like Kim or Cece.
    Me 33 DH 31 ~ Married 5 yrs

    IVF #1 (WH) Feb '09 = BFN
    IVF #2 (Womack) Jan '10 = cancelled
    IVF #3 (Keesler AFB/CRM) Apr '10 = BFP
    BETA #1 = 18
    BETA #2 = 50
    BETA #3 = 183
    1st U/S 6w3d - 1 sac, 1 heartbeat
    2nd U/S 7w4d 150 bpm
    3rd U/S 8w 165 bpm (at the ER)
    4th U/S 8w5d 170 bpm
    EDD: Jan 10, 2011


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    I would hold off on massage...certain kinds can release toxin as it rids it from your body...and I would just never trust someone to do the right kind...
    How about meditation/yoga/deep breathing?


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    Quote Originally Posted by JenX
    I would hold off on massage...certain kinds can release toxin as it rids it from your body...and I would just never trust someone to do the right kind...
    How about meditation/yoga/deep breathing?
    JenX,

    I don't know. I am so confused. I asked this question because I saw an old thread that someone had a miscarriage because of massage.

    I think I can join a yoga class. I will think about the massage again or ask my doctor.
    Me 33 DH 31 ~ Married 5 yrs

    IVF #1 (WH) Feb '09 = BFN
    IVF #2 (Womack) Jan '10 = cancelled
    IVF #3 (Keesler AFB/CRM) Apr '10 = BFP
    BETA #1 = 18
    BETA #2 = 50
    BETA #3 = 183
    1st U/S 6w3d - 1 sac, 1 heartbeat
    2nd U/S 7w4d 150 bpm
    3rd U/S 8w 165 bpm (at the ER)
    4th U/S 8w5d 170 bpm
    EDD: Jan 10, 2011


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    Quote Originally Posted by biloxi girl
    Girls, thank you so much for the responds. I just want to find an alternative relaxation since i don't like my acupuncturist here in NOLA. He seems fake. I wish I live in DC area like Kim or Cece.
    I would suggest meditation or even just going for a walk. Anything that gets you to concentrate on you and allows you to leave your worries behind. I'm actually also thinking of buying this cd and have been doing a prenatal yoga dvd by Shiva Rae (i figure it's not to early to start and I need to start enforcing those muscles now).


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