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Doctor insights on: Is It Okay To Take Baths While Pregnant

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Dr. Warren Foster
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Pregnancy (Definition)

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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While pregnant is it ok to take a sit down bath?

While pregnant is it ok to take a sit down bath?

Yes: If you break your bag of waters (ruptured membranes) then follow your doctor's advice about any activity. Before then, there should be no problem taking a bath, just avoid getting overheated. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take a hot bath while pregnant?

Is it safe to take a hot bath while pregnant?

Ask your OB: There is some concern about maternal body temperature increases and the high temperatures that are experienced by a growing fetus. In general, baby's temp is 2 degrees higher than the mother. These higher temps have been associated with higher rates of neural tube defects in the first trimester. Short baths are thought to be safe. Long, sweaty experiences in hot baths/tubs is not recommended. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take a bath in pregnancy?

Yes: It is safe to take a bath. Remember you balance can be off in pregnancy so take precautions not to slip and fall. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take a bubble bath while pregnant?

Is it safe to take a bubble bath while pregnant?

Sure--Bubble away!: Bubble baths are no problem for a pregnancy. In fact, it may be a great way to relax. Just remember not to make the water so hot that's it's uncomfortable as your core body temperature may rise. That's not advisable, for too long, during pregnancy. Bubble bath also usually has no implication for vaginal health. So, enjoy. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take a bubble bath while pregnant?

Is it safe to take a bubble bath while pregnant?

Sure--Bubble away!: Bubble baths are no problem for a pregnancy. In fact, it may be a great way to relax. Just remember not to make the water so hot that's it's uncomfortable as your core body temperature may rise. That's not advisable, for too long, during pregnancy. Bubble bath also usually has no implication for vaginal health. So, enjoy. ...Read more

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I'm about 9 weeks pregnant how hot of a bath can I take?

I'm about 9 weeks pregnant how hot of a bath can I take?

Better if: It would be better to take lukewarm bath because hot water drys skin, turns skin red, and can cause itching. ...Read more