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Dr. Michael Sparacino
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Is it safe to use a heating pad while pregnant?

Dr. Michael Sparacino
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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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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If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more


Dr. Rakhi Dimino
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Can you use a heating pad on pregnant abdomen?

Dr. Rakhi Dimino
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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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Dr. Timothy Raichle
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Can I use a heating pad while being 8 weeks pregnant?

Dr. Timothy Raichle
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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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Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
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Can I use a heating pad on my shoulder & neck while pregnant?

Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
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Can I use a heating pad on my shoulder & neck while pregnant?

Yes: Moist heat is better. Make sure it is not too hot. ...Read more

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Dr. Kevin Nolan
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Is it safe to use a heating pad on my lower back if i'm 22 1/2 weeks pregnant?

Dr. Kevin Nolan
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Is it safe to use a heating pad on my lower back if i'm 22 1/2 weeks pregnant?

Heating pad?: As long as it is not too hot should be fine. ...Read more

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Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
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Can I use a heating pad on my feet while pregnant?

Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
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Can I use a heating pad on my feet while pregnant?

Yes: There is no reason you can't.

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Dr. Amy Herold
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Can I use a heating pad on my belly while pregnant?

Dr. Amy Herold
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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 more

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