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can i go in a hot tub while pregnant?

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Dr. Mike Moore
8 years experience Family Medicine
Ask your Ob doctor: Use of hot tubs while pregnant is controversial. One should realize that it is not unusual for your temperature to increase quickly when you are in a hot tub because often your entire body is immersed in a hot tub, but in a bath tub only part of your body is in the tub. Also, water in a hot tub is heated while you are in the tub. One should definitely talk to the doctor before using the hot tub.
Answered on Dec 9, 2013
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Dr. Brittany Chan
10 years experience Pediatrics
Not recommended: A hot tub can raise your body temperature to an unsafe level. Studies have shown an inc. Risk of birth defects in babies exposed to high temps during the first trimester. Overheating can cause your blood pressure to drop, affecting the amount of oxygen your baby is getting. If you must use a hot tub, limit it to 10 mins, lower the temp, avoid the heated water jets, & get out if you feel too hot.
Answered on Mar 10, 2012
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Dr. Jeff Livingston
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not recommended: Hot tubs raise your body's core temperature which means the baby's temperature will be elevated too. Avoid.
Answered on Mar 8, 2012
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Dr. Arthur Hoffman
57 years experience Psychiatry
Talk to your OB: Should be fine.
Answered on May 11, 2016
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Dr. Arthur Hoffman
57 years experience Psychiatry
Ps: Take all precautions your OB tells you.
Answered on May 11, 2016

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Dr. Alan Patterson
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Ask your OB: If u were my pt i would say no too much heat bad for the developing fetus.
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Dr. David Fein
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No: The higher temperatures in hot tubs have been shown to increase the risk for pregnancy malformations or even pregnancy loss in the first trimester. W ... Read More
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Dr. Steven Hebert
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NO: The american college of obstetricians and gynecologists (acog) states that becoming overheated in a hot tub is not recommended during pregnancy.

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