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Is it safe to go in a hot tub while pregnant?

Is it safe to go in a hot tub while pregnant?

Ask your OB: I tell my pts no the water can be too hot which is detrimental to your fetus, u need to keep your body temp under 101. ...Read more

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Dr. Katharine Cox
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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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Is it safe to go in cold pool while pregnant?

Is it safe to go in cold pool while pregnant?

Yes: Your body will let you know if you have been in too long but a short dip might be exhilarating. ...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 get a mud bath while pregnant?

Is it safe to get a mud bath while pregnant?

Yes: Enjoy a spa day! the only concern about overheating is if you are in something that maintains a constant, elevated temp such as a hot tub. A bath that begins warm and then cools is safe. ...Read more

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Is it safe for a pregnant woman to go out in hot weather? When is the temperature considered too hot or too cold? Thank you! :)

Safe: The outside temperature is not going to affect a fetus located inside a woman's uterus. The woman's body temperature will work to keep the internal environment a stable temperature. Think of the millions of women who are pregnant and very very hot or very cold areas of the world. They do just fine. ...Read more

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Is it ok to go in a hot tub in the 2nd trimester?

Is it ok to go in a hot tub in the 2nd trimester?

Not recommended: Unless the temp of the tub is the same as your body temp or slightly lower but you should ask your ob. ...Read more

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Is it safe to go on water slides while pregnant?

Pregnancy and Water: I have not seen any risk from water slides except the risk of injury from taking chances. This would apply even if you are not pregnant. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take a bath in pregnancy?

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 get a seaweed wrap at a spa while pregnant?

Is it safe to get a seaweed wrap at a spa while pregnant?

Yes: Be mindful of environments with increased temperatures though (e.g. Sauna, hot tubs, etc...). It is best to avoid such scenarios. ...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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Is it safe to go on a boat while pregnant?

Is it safe to go on a boat while pregnant?

Yes: Boats are safe if you take precautions. Be sure to wear a life preserver while you are the boat and stay safe. You may have more motion sickness while pregnant but it is okay to take dramamine (dimenhydrinate) or use an accupressure band for the nausea. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get a salt scrub at a spa while pregnant?

Is it safe to get a salt scrub at a spa while pregnant?

Yes: It is safe to get a salt scrub. If you are in your third trimester, be sure to not lie flat on your back to avoid blood pressure changes. ...Read more

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Is it safe to go to a concert while pregnant?

Is it safe to go to a concert while pregnant?

No mosh pit: I assume you are worried about the effect of loud sounds. This will be fine during pregnancy. The baby is well protected. I would make sure you are standing or sitting in a safe area. Stand away from crowds who are pushing and getting wild where you might fall or get knocked around. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take my baby to a rock gym? There is climbing chalk in the air? Is this safe if we go twice a week. Couple hours.

Is it ok to take my baby to a rock gym? There is climbing chalk in the air? Is this safe if we go twice a week. Couple hours.

Depends: How old is your baby? Even 1 hour straight of exercising would be too long for any child. And a rock gym is not an ideal playground for a small child. I wouldn't recommend. Ask a second opinion. ...Read more

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