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Doctor insights on: Baths While Pregnant

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Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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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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Can I use icy hot while pregnant?

Can I use icy hot while pregnant?

Try heating pad: A heating paid allows you to control the level of heat to the affected area instead of icy hot pads. Do not place the heating pad on your pregnant abdomen and fall asleep. ...Read more

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Are mud baths safe for pregnant women?

Are mud baths safe for pregnant women?

Recommend against it: It can lead to increased body temperature & dehydration. My bigger concern is free radical release during detoxification with mud. ...Read more

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While pregnant is it ok to take warm baths?

While pregnant is it ok to take warm baths?

Yes: Warm baths are fine during pregnancy, but you should not soak in a tub with water temperature above 99 degrees. ...Read more

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Ok to use heated seat while pregnant?

Yes: Yes Heated seat rarely changes your core temp ...Read more

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Should women baths are take showers?

Should women baths are take showers?

Depends on which...: Whether a woman should take a bath or a shower depends on which one gets her the cleanest. Getting partially clean is not good. Some people have limited mobility due to arthritis or other disorders, and may need additional items like grab bars, shower seats, extra-long shower hoses, etc... For others, a very warm bath may help relax muscles. If all else is equal, then it becomes personal choice. ...Read more

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Can I use bengay while being pregnant?

Can I use bengay while being pregnant?

Ben gay in pregnancy: It should be fine to use during pregnancy. Just remember, all things in moderation. Too much could lead to excessive absorption of components that could be harmful to your baby. ...Read more

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Can I use icy hot while breastfeeding?

Can I use icy hot while breastfeeding?

Absolutely: No significant absorption into the system of any of the active ingredients, so feel totally safe using this otc product during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Are the times I should avoid sex while pregnant?

Are the times I should avoid sex while pregnant?

Seldom: There are few instances when avoidance of sex are advised during pregnancy. Placenta previa is an infrequent condition, diagnosed by ultraosund, when sex is forbidden due to risk of hemorrhage. Otherwise, various conditions, such as early contractions, or when bleeding has occurred, may lead your OB to recommend abstinence for a time. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take a hot bath while pregnant?

Is it safe to take a hot bath while pregnant?

Ask your OB: There is some concern about maternal body temperature increases and the high temperatures that are experienced by a growing fetus. In general, baby's temp is 2 degrees higher than the mother. These higher temps have been associated with higher rates of neural tube defects in the first trimester. Short baths are thought to be safe. Long, sweaty experiences in hot baths/tubs is not recommended. ...Read more

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Can I use a heating pad while being 8 weeks pregnant?

Can I use a heating pad while being 8 weeks pregnant?

Yes: You can, as long as it is not too hot. The harm that can occur is when you raise your core temperature in the first trimester. An external heating pad is probably safe - get the ok from your ob, though. ...Read more

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Is radox muscle soothe bath soak safe to use while 5 weeks pregnant?

Is radox muscle soothe bath soak safe to use while 5 weeks pregnant?

Radox: Radox is mainly mineral, however there are several products that have other things added. I would ask your doctor specifically if a certain product is safe for your pregnancy. General rule is not to take anything but pure food and water while pregnant anything else be sure it has the okay of your doctor. ...Read more

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Could i delivered a healthy baby while taking clonazapam(klonopin) while pregnant?

Could i delivered a healthy baby while taking clonazapam(klonopin) while pregnant?

It's possible...: Anti-seizure medicines raise the odds of birth defects. Benzodiazepines (klonopin (clonazepam) being one) can cause the newborn to have trouble moving, breathing, feeding, and staying warm. However, mom having seizures while pregnant is itself a risk to the baby. It's very important for mom to work closely with her docs on this. If possible, have a gameplan before getting pregnant. ...Read more

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Should I avoid cats while pregnant?

Should I avoid cats while pregnant?

Cats : Cats get toxoplasmosis by eating raw meat. If you have cats 100% indoors it would be unlikely that you would be exposed. The only way you can be exposed is by contact/ingestion of spores in an affected cat's feces. So to avoid it, get someone else to change the litter box. If that is not feasible, use gloves when changing litter and be sure to wash your hands. You can't get from petting a cat. ...Read more

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Is it ok to use hydrocortisone cream while pregnant? 8 weeks pregnant.

Is it ok to use hydrocortisone cream while pregnant? 8 weeks pregnant.

Should Be OK: Pretty low dose, right? Like 1%? Should be OK. Just use it sparingly, as you should any steroid. And the placenta will help keep the steroid tamed as well. ...Read more

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While pregnant is it safe to take hot showers ?

While pregnant is it safe to take hot showers ?

Yes!: There is no danger in hot showers at all. The danger with high temperatures in pregnancies come from hot tubs (such as outdoor resort hot tubs). If the body temperature is allowed to be raised consistently sitting in a jaccuzi at 103, the body will shuttle blood away from the uterus in an attempt to cool you. This is bad for baby. Hot showers and home baths will not get you that temperature. ...Read more