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Is it safe to use a heating pad on lower back, during any part of pregnancy? Txs!

Is it safe to use a heating pad on lower back, during any part of pregnancy? Txs!

Yes!: A heating pad to your back is unlikely to raise your internal temperature enough to cause a problem (the way a hot tub or sauna can). Many patients will use a heating pad or hot pack for back pain in the second or third trimester. ...Read more

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Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Is using a heating pad on medium high heat for lower back pain during pregnancy considered safe?

Is using a heating pad on medium high heat for lower back pain during pregnancy considered safe?

Yes: Be careful not to burn yourself. Towel or sheet between pad and skin. Not on high and limit duration. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use a heating pad on mid and lower back when in second and third trimester of pregnancy?

Is it safe to use a heating pad on mid and lower back when in second and third trimester of pregnancy?

OMG yes: Yes this is a great idea i used it throughout my pregnancy no possible harm so long is not lying on the abdomen. ...Read more

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What can I do for sore legs and feet during pregnancy? Does heat like a heating pad work?

What can I do for sore legs and feet during pregnancy? Does heat like a heating pad work?

Elevate: You can try elevation and ask your doctor for some compression stockings. If you have tired, aching, heavy legs it is likely due to backward flow in your veins. This is common in pregnancy and the majority of women will have resolution of these symptoms after delivery. ...Read more

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What is your opinion on nonstick cookware and pregnancy/fertility? Should it be avoided during pregnancy or when ttc? And when heating up baby's food?

What is your opinion on nonstick cookware and pregnancy/fertility? Should it be avoided during pregnancy or when ttc? And when heating up baby's food?

Nonstick cookware: Is best avoided all the time. The heat releases toxins from the coating and the go into the food and into you. Same with plastic wrap. Please never micro anything w/it on top. Olive oil is best. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What is the affect of heat during pregnancy?

What is the affect of heat during pregnancy?

Teratogen early.: Excessive heat can be a teratogen for the early embryo (first trimester) and associated with brain injury at all times in pregnancy (fever, hyperthermia). Avoid saunas and prolonged immersion in hot water throughout pregnancy! ...Read more

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Isit safe to eat cold tinned custard im 35weeks pregnant and didn't heat the custard up isit harmful in pregnancy ?

Isit safe to eat cold tinned custard im 35weeks pregnant and didn't heat the custard up isit harmful in pregnancy ?

Check label: I dont know exactly what cold tinned custard. You can check the label to see if it requires heating and confirm that it is pasteurized. ...Read more

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Is it ok to be exposed to sun and heat during my pregnancy?

Is it ok to be exposed to sun and heat during my pregnancy?

Yes: Humans are sun creatures. We need sunlight to produce vitamin d. Of course you don't want to burn, especially if you are fair skinned. But i think the fear of the sun has gone too extreme. Avoid extreme heat however. ...Read more

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