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Hot Showers Pregnant
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
Is it okay to take hot showers while pregnant? Can the water being to hot effect the baby? Can they baby feel the hot water? Can The baby overheat?
Yes: Should be just fine :)Get a more detailed answer ›
No: You would have to burn yourself to possibly do harm. ...Read more
In bathroom, heated floor, drying hair, husband in hot shower. 25 weeks pregnant. Hot - can I overheat?
Not likely: Unless, of course, you spend a long time in the bathroom. Use a thermometer, the temperatire should not be more than 99 degrees farenheit. ...Read more
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
Yes: Avoid hot tubs, steam rooms, and saunas, but normal showers are fine. ...Read more
Safe: That is not harmful. They can't feel the hot water. Just be careful you do not get overheated and lightheaded in the shower (risk for a fall). ...Read more
Warm showers are ok: Just discuss with your OB how hot she or he is comfortable with ...Read more
I've had really hot showers throughout my pregnancy could this have hurt my babys brain, cause metal retardation?
Hot showers and baby:
Pl rest assured there is no evidence in the medical literature that taking hot showers damages unborn baby's brain development.
Using alcohol, smoking, intoxication with other drugs, medical complications or asphyxiation during pregnancy are more likely to cause adverse affects on the unborn's brain development. Pl the faucet temp down a bit to enjoy your showers!! ...Read more
I'm 11 weeks pregnant is it harmful to take hot showers? ...I know its bad to take hot baths but is it the same for showers?
With showers, it's harder to raise your body temperature because your skin is still exposed to the air and can cool.
In a bath, your body temperature can go up and that is the problem. ...Read more
I've read that long, hot showers can cause birth defects due to temp ^. I've had many of those on my 6w4d pregnancy. Am I harming my fetus? Scared...
PREGNANCY: No, you are not harming the baby with hot showers. Relax and good luck! ...Read more
Super cold feet and hands 11w3d pregnant taking hot showers. Hands get red but no other body part does. Don't feel overheated. Is my baby safe? ?
Red: Were you exposed to cold? The response sounds like raynaud's. Dressing appropriately for any exposure to cold is key if it is raynauds. See your podiatrist for help and /or family doc. ...Read more
Can hot showers increase core body temperature during pregnancy? They're my only relief when my back is sore. I let stream fall on my back not tummy.
Not significantly: While hot tubs and baths with total immersion can increase core temperature, it would be very hard to do with a shower. If the heat is also just localized to your back, then this is probably okay. The issue of increased core temperature is mainly an issue during the first trimester. ...Read more
I gave a hand job in a hot tub. I had on my bathing suit. He came underwater. Jets:on. Temp.:100 I am a virgin. Could I be pregnant?
Could I have gotten pregnant if I was in close proximity to a man ejaculating in the pool? (both wearing bathing suits, but I was ovulating)
Can you get pregnant dry humping in a pool with the girl wearing a bathing suit and the guy in swim trunks and the guy does not ejaculate?
Can you get pregnant in a pool with your legs around a guy both in bathing suits with your covered private areas against each other? I am ovulating
Keep on swimming: Even marine mammals like dolphins and whales can't get pregnant without having sex. We humans have no chance at all, if the dolphins and whales can't do it. Swimming, especially swimming several times a week, is good exercise and will keep one's mind and body healthier. ...Read more
No cure just control: Can use. Benzoyl peroxides, topical erythromycins, and some retinoids (topically) are ok, but would coordinate between OB and derm for most up to date data. Light therapy, usually ipl also totally safe-again derms woul do. ...Read more
The tip of my belly button is red and raw to tough. I'm currently at the beach but my bathing suit is covering my whole stomach. I'm 33 weeks pregnant?
Possibly yeast: Try cleaning out your belly button with soap and water and applying some over the counter yeast cream. If that does not help then consider seeing a dermatologist when you return from your vacation. You can see a primary care doctor now on healthtap through a virtual visit too. ...Read more
Accidentally had extremely hot water on my body for a minute or so while taking a shower. Can it be bad for baby if I'm in my 3rd week of pregnancy?
No: Highly unlikely but do avoid prolonged exposure to hot water like a hot tub. ...Read more
No harm: A baby inside a pregnant woman stays at normal temperature regardless of the shower or bath temperature (unless the woman intentionally uses abnormally hot water). However, if the woman stayed in a hot-tub or a sauna too long and raised her internal temperature above normal, there would be temporary stress on the baby until the mother's internal temperature dropped back down to normal. ...Read more
Ever since I've been pregnant I get hives sometimes after taking a hot shower, is this normal. I also have eczema?
Can happen w pregnan: Hives with hot shower can happen with or without pregnancy, but there is another condition u have got : hypothyroidism, together with the hormonal changes during pregnancy, especially in the last 3 months, can lead to the symptoms described, at any rate pls follow with ur obstetrician who may refer u to an allergist for better control of ur symptoms, . ...Read more
I'm 26 wks pregnant and every time I shower (not hot water) or stand up too long my heart begins to beat fast&my chest starts hurting is this a problem?
Is it true you can't shower with hot water while pregnant? Someone told me it can heat up my belly and it's harmful for the baby. I am 31 weeks
After a shower my arms are hot like having a sunburn. The skin is darkening like you have a pregnancy mask. I have not been outside today. What is this?
Water too hot?: May have mild burn from hot water? ...Read more
12wks pregnant. Hot water runs rusty until mixed with cold water, then all is clear. If I showered and brushed teeth with rusty water multiple times before realizing, could this harm baby?
Unlikely harm: The only thing in tap water that has any significant potential to harm a developing fetus is a heavy metal like lead. Sounds like there may be a problem with the water heater rather than the water itself, but the way to know for sure is to have the water tested for lead and other heavy metals. You could get blood tests for heavy metals as well. Talk to your obstetrics provider about your concerns. ...Read more