San Joaquin Laser Aesthetic Center

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: May I travel during pregnancy?
A: Most women can travel safely until close to their due date. For most women, the most comfortable time to travel is in the middle of pregnancy.

Q: Are saunas, hot tubs, and tanning booths safe during pregnancy?
A: The use of saunas, hot tubs, and tanning booths is not recommended in pregnancy. The extreme temperature could potential damage the developing baby.

Q: Is it safe to exercise and continue to work during pregnancy?
A: Exercise can help strengthen muscles used in labor and delivery and lessen some of the discomforts of pregnancy. It may give you more energy and make you feel better. The type of exercise you can do during pregnancy depends on your health and how active you were before you became pregnant. This is not a good time to take up a new, hard sport. If you were active before, you can continue to be within reason. If, for example, you play tennis, you can still play unless you have special problems or feel very tired. A good "rule of thumb" is to limit exertion to about 2/3 of what you could do before pregnancy.

Q: Is it normal for swelling to occur?
A: A certain amount of swelling (called edema) is normal during pregnancy. It occurs most often in the legs. Elevating the legs usually makes the swelling less by the next morning. Swelling can begin during the last few months of pregnancy, and it may occur more often in the summer. Let your doctor or nurse know if you have swelling in your hands or face, because this may be a sign of another problem. A clue that your hands are swollen is that your rings are too tight. Never take medications (water pills) for swelling unless they have been prescribed for you.