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Can You Use A Heating Pad On Pregnant Abdomen
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
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
Get checked for: Intestinal and urinary tract problems. Take care! ...Read more
I had first IUI today then got a massage. Woke up in the middle of massage with heating pad on my abdomen for 30-60 mins. Is this a problem?
Lower right abdomen has stabbing pains every so often - getting worse & more frequent. How do i help it feel better? Heating pad? Ice pack?
Appendicitis?: Have someone to take you to an E/R . You need exam and tests to find out what is going on with you. ...Read more
A lot of pain in lower back and abdomen! Pain is off and on. Been this way for 3 weeks. Pain 8-9! Take ib and tylenol (acetaminophen) with heating pad! No other sympt?
Go to ER NOW!: Enough is enough! You are a trooper, but 8-9 out of 10 on a pain analogue scale, uncoltrolled with OTC or other meds, and a heating pad is enough torture. Go to the ER or Urgent Care Center today and get relief! There may be something going on that you won't know without a physical exam done by a doctor. Don't delay! ...Read more
I used a heating pad at 6 weeks on belly for 20 minutes on high and then on my back. Could I have caused harm?
No worries: If the skin looks normal, no worries. What will be, will be. Many things are possible in life, so we can't about "sweatin' the small stuff", as they say. ...Read more
During weeks 6 through 8 i used a heating pad on medium setting for long periods of time on my belly. Will my baby be ok?
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