Q: Is prenatal massage beneficial for the baby?
A: Absolutely! Studies have shown that, when you receive a relaxing prenatal massage, the body naturally secretes endorphins. These "feel good" hormones traverse the placenta and ultimately soothe and relax your baby.
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Q: When should you start?
A: The best time to start is after the first trimester, when the greatest hormonal and physical changes have taken place and morning sickness is abating. The frequency is up to the individual - typically anywhere between once a week and once a month.