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What would be the effect of heating pad to the fetus?

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 26 years experience
Not a good idea.: Any type of prolonged heat application to the fetus is potentially teratogenic and neurotoxic - avoid heating pads, saunas, prolonged hot-tub immersions throughout pregnancy!

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