Pregnancy Health and Safety (Prenatal Care)

Are headstands while pregnant safe?

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11/08/2007

To a certain point. I don't think that there is any real danger to the fetus from actually being upside down. Once you get into the 2nd and 3rd trimester you will be off center from the extra weight, which could make you fall. Also, as the pregnancy progresses headstands may reduce blood flow to the baby. I would say it's ok until you start to show, after that I would check with a doctor.