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is it okay to take baths while pregnant

A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Bathing: during pregnancy is fine. Ensure water is clean and not too hot.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Weeks
45 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: If you break your bag of waters (ruptured membranes) then follow your doctor's advice about any activity. Before then, there should be no problem taki ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. R. Wayne Inzer
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: But avoid excess temperature. I gen. Rec less than 100 degree, less than 10 min. This will keep you from elevating your core body temperature.
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Dr. Robert Jackson
43 years experience Dermatology
Yes but: Yes but water should not be hot.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Fein
Specializes in Preventive Medicine
Yes: Although some studies indicate a tiny risk of miscarriage if the mother's core body temperature rises above 102, common sense says that warm baths are ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: It is safe to take a bath. Remember you balance can be off in pregnancy so take precautions not to slip and fall.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Being Pregnant: yes. of course.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hector Chapa
25 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Sure--Bubble away!: Bubble baths are no problem for a pregnancy. In fact, it may be a great way to relax. Just remember not to make the water so hot that's it's uncomfort ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hector Chapa
25 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Sure--Bubble away!: Bubble baths are no problem for a pregnancy. In fact, it may be a great way to relax. Just remember not to make the water so hot that's it's uncomfort ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
43 years experience Dermatology
Better if: It would be better to take lukewarm bath because hot water drys skin, turns skin red, and can cause itching.
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