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Can I Use A Heating Pad On My Belly While Pregnant
No: It is not advisable to use a heat pad directly on the belly. Elevated temperatures in early pregnancy can cause neural tube defects. Later in pregnancy the concern is more for burns on sensitive pregnant skin, but is unlikely to cause harm to the baby if the heat is low and only applied for short intervals. It is safer to place heating pads on the low back. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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Yes: Moist heat is better. Make sure it is not too hot. ...Read more
Yes, with caution.: Yes, but cautiously. Do not use on the highest setting, for more than 20 minutes at a time and do NOT fall asleep with it on! ...Read more
20 minutes: In generally heating or icing a shoulder is done for 20 minutes out of an hour. It is important to ensure the heating pad is not left on too long as they can burn the skin particularly in the elderly. Most people find that icing the shoulder is a better pain reliever than heat. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am 7 weeks pregnant. I used a heating pad on high on my stomach. I was not overheated, but could I have caused damage to the baby?
Probably not: It is reported that prolonged complete immersion in/ exposure to hot tubs, saunas or heated jacuzzi during very early pregnancy can interfere with embryo logic development and cause some congenital malformations like neural tube defects, spina bifida...Data on the use of a heating pad may not exist. It would seem very unlikely that placing a "heating pad on high on your stomach" could cause harm ...Read more
Is it safe to put a heating pad on an inflamed stomach? I am talking about my organ, not my abdomen.
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No: See your doctor to find out why you are having cramps! ...Read more
I am 36 weeks pregnant. I used a heating pad on high setting on my back and fell asleep. I woke up hot a few hours later. Did I cause any harm to baby?
Yes: You don't get any systemic absorption of this so it is safe ...Read more
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