Massage during the TWW?

posted 3 years ago in TTC
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

Why wouldn’t it be?

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

Im not aware what all the acronyms mean, is that within the 1st trimester?

I used to work at a spa, and we wouldn’t massage during the first trimester. I know other places that did do 1st tri massages.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

scissorgirl :  TWW= two week wait between ovulation and when period is supposed to start

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I wouldn’t worry about it. I got multiple massages when I was pregnant, it’s totally fine. 

Post # 8
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Blushing bee

I’m sure it’s fine. I once read about a lady who was sky diving and her parachute failed. She miraculously survived (with of course lots of broken bones and a long ICU stay) and she was pregnant and the baby survived just fine! She was so early on she didn’t know she was pregnant. So anyway, I’m sure the massage won’t hurt anything possibly there. 

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

They don’t recommend massage during the 1st trimester generally because the release of lactic acid and other toxins can exacerbate morning sickness.  But during the TWW you’re probably fine!

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

aislebound :  Avoid your feet and hands. There are accupressure points that can actually cause miscarriage/contractions/premature labor. Generally this is why you it is suggested to avoid massage during the first trimester and then specifically prenatal massage during pregnancy.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

You should live your life 100% the same during the TWW and while TTC.  The egg hasn’t even been fertilized for a week after ovulation. 

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Washingtonian :  Actually the egg fertilizes within 12-24 hours of ovulation. The life span of an egg is no longer than 24 hours. Once fertilized, it takes about 6 days to begin the implantation process, which doesn’t happen immediately and can last up to 5 days to fully implant and begin to produce HCG. Which, in regards to OP’s question about potential danger or issues with a massage during TWW, makes complete sense that you should limit activites that you may regularly do if you are TTC and/or have been for a long time. 

I don’t disagree that you shouldn’t continue to live your life the same during TTC as you normally would, but again after a certain amount of time TTC you are willing to give up some things in order to avoid possible issues getting or maintaining a pregnancy.

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