A 26-year-old female asked:
I'm 38 weeks pregnant is it okay for me to soak in a tub of hot water? i'm having pain in my pelvic area? will hot bath help.
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Dr. Randy Bakeranswered
Holistic Medicine 42 years experience
OK but not too hot!: It is generally advised to keep the temp. Of the water below 100 degrees- this will feel warm and soothing, but a hot bath could reduce blood flow to your baby. You can add 2 cups of epsom salts to the tub to raise your magnesium levels. The only way to see if it will help is to try it, but there is a good chance it will. See http://americanpregnancy.Org/hot-bath-during-pregnancy/.
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