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Is it safe to get a mud bath while pregnant

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Caren Reaves
23 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Enjoy a spa day! the only concern about overheating is if you are in something that maintains a constant, elevated temp such as a hot tub. A bath that ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Mueller
26 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Wax pregnancy : Yes, go nuts!! You're not going to submerge or increase your core body temp so wax away!!!
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Recommend against it: It can lead to increased body temperature & dehydration. My bigger concern is free radical release during detoxification with mud.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
No: The only way to get pregnant is by sperm entering your vagina and swimming up the cervix to fertilize an egg near the time you ovulate. If your partne ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerome Litt
70 years experience Dermatology
VAPOR BATHS: I DO NOT THINK SO BUT DO CHECK WITH YOUR OBSTETRICIAN.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Herold
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: External bath gels are fine in pregnancy, just don't use them as a bubble bath to reduce the risk of yeast infections.
A 50-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 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Margaret Gourlay
22 years experience Family Medicine
Hot tub temp: Water temperature that you would use for a bath should be safe for a hot tub, as long as you don't prefer very hot temps. Prolonged exposure to hot t ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
I don't see a problm: I can't see any evidence that this material would leach into your body & bother baby. I wouldn't drink any unless you want to get the runs.

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