AC­CORD­ING TO DR AMAR­JEET KAUR, GY­NAE­COL­O­GIST AT CLOUDNINE HOSPI­TAL YOU MUST SKIP PRE­NA­TAL MAS­SAGE IF:

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You have had a pre-term preg­nancy ear­lier. Then, there are chances that you might face it in the sub­se­quent preg­nan­cies as well. Hence, it can be a good idea to stay away from mas­sage ther­apy in such cases. You de­vel­oped PIH or Preg­nancy In­duced Hy­per­ten­sion. This is a crit­i­cal con­di­tion, which if ig­nored, may en­dan­ger the lives of the mother as well as the foe­tus. In this con­di­tion too, avoid mas­sage ther­apy. You are suf­fer­ing from pre-eclamp­sia, de­velop sud­den swelling with fluid re­ten­tion or are ex­pe­ri­enc­ing se­vere headaches. You have deep vein throm­bo­sis (DVT), a con­di­tion where a blood clot is formed in one of the deep veins in the legs. Get­ting a mas­sage ther­apy at such times might dis­lodge the clot, which might even travel up to the lungs and cause pul­monary em­bolism.

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