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Doctor insights on: Can You Use A Heated Mattress Pad While Pregnant

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I found out yesterday that I am pregnant; about 2.5 weeks. I've been using a heated mattress pad. I am afraid I hurt the baby?

I found out yesterday that I am pregnant; about 2.5 weeks. I've been using a heated mattress pad. I am afraid I hurt the baby?

Baby is OK: Our bodies are quite good at regulating the internal temperature and at 2.5 weeks the baby would be well insulated from excessive heat or cold. It is probably best to just use the heater before going to bed so your body can moderate its temperature better during the night. ...Read more

Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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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 it safe to use a heating pad while pregnant?

Be careful: It's safe so long as you use it on it's low setting and not place the pad over your abdomen. Babies are sensitive to heat. ...Read more

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Is it okay to sun-bathe or use tanning beds while pregnant?

Is it okay to sun-bathe or use tanning beds while pregnant?

UV and pregnancy: There have been no controlled studies of the direct effects of tanning or tanning beds on pregnant women or their unborn child. In view of the evidence of damage from ultraviolet radiation to the skin of the mother, however, it makes sense to avoid this type of activity for the duration of pregnancy. However, research on pregnant mice showed fetal damage. ...Read more

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Can you use a heating pad on pregnant abdomen?

No: Do not put a heating pad on a pregnant belly. You may heat the baby up too much. You can use a heating pad on the neck, shoulders, back and limbs while pregnant. ...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