I was looking at the search terms that led people to my website. One of these was the question, “Can you use Vibra-Train in pregnancy?”
The answer is No, we don’t allow pregnant ladies to train at Vibra-Train. We also don’t recommend using your home machine, of any type or brand, while pregnant.
There’s no definitive reason for this and no long-term studies on any possible risks to the mother and baby of controlled whole body vibration exposure with exercise during pregnancy – it’s not something most people would be happy to test so our information comes from exposure to vibration in industrial settings, workplaces etc. where the vibration exposure often exceeds guidelines and has been indicated to be of possible risk. We just can’t compare industrial vibration to the fully controlled vibration used with exercise but we must list pregnancy as a contra-indication to vibration training and vibration therapy as we simply don’t know what risks or problems it could possibly cause.
A question is sometimes asked by customers who plan to become pregnant. They ask if it’s okay to keep using the vibration machines. The answer is, Yes, in fact it is recommended to continue with exercise to increase your strength and fitness. Just stop as soon as pregnancy is confirmed. We have had customers not know they were pregnant for a few months and they had no detrimental effects but we do insist you stop training, right away, when you know. We do not allow you to continue.