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Is It Safe To Apply Heat To My Belly While 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
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
I just found out i'm pregnant and i had been sleeping with a heating pad on my belly several nights. I'm nervous i hurt the baby.
I am five weeks pregnant today. Two nights ago, I had some cramps. I put a heating pad on my belly on high for three hours. Should I be worried?
8 weeks pregnant, and w/out thinking at 2am, i put heating pad on low set. On lower back and then belly bc of cramps for app. 30-45m. Did i harm baby?
My boyfriend and I had protected sex 3 days ago and now i feel nausea and lower stomach hurt, and my body is heating up. Could I pregnant?
Possible, but…: it is unlikely, but of course theoretically possible that you could be pregnant. The symptoms you're having, however, are not due to pregnancy. There would be no symptoms three days after intercourse. If you miss your next period, you should do a home pregnancy test. Good luck. ...Read more
I am 7 weeks pregnant. I used a heating pad on high on my stomach. I was not overheated, but could I have caused damage to the baby?
Probably not: It is reported that prolonged complete immersion in/ exposure to hot tubs, saunas or heated jacuzzi during very early pregnancy can interfere with embryo logic development and cause some congenital malformations like neural tube defects, spina bifida...Data on the use of a heating pad may not exist. It would seem very unlikely that placing a "heating pad on high on your stomach" could cause harm ...Read more
I am 7 weeks pregnant today. Last night I had stomach cramps and decided to use a heating pad to help ease them. I never thought that it would be dang?
I am 30weeks pregnant & i get severe pain on right side of stomach. Is volini safe to apply for pain? Kindly help
How safe is drinking drinks like ensure and boost daily when pregnant? I'm almost 4 months and gained about 10 pds to 125. Belly protrudes but im thin
Boost: Ensure and boost are calorie supplements which should be safe during pregnancy. However, you should only be using them if your obstetrician feels that you need to gain more weight. I would discuss it with your OB to determine whether to continue using the supplements or not. Good luck. ...Read more
Pregnant. Removed carrots after heating canned soup. After finishing soup, noticed carrots were brown in the middle and outside. Does the canning process eliminate risk of listeria? Soup safe to eat?
Listeria pregnant: Here is a URL to CDC page on Listeria and pregnancy with full explanation. If the can is not "blown" the canning process is a vacuum producing process and so Listeria won't grow in the can but if ANY food looks odd, DO NOT EAT it, in or out of a can. Thanks http://www.cdc.gov/listeria/prevention.html ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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