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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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Dr. Creighton Wright
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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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Is it safe to take an apple cider vinger bath while pregnant?

Is it safe to take an apple cider vinger bath while pregnant?

Skin and Pregnancy: Yes. But why would you. I know of no medical or health benefits to this practice. ...Read more

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What is a safe temp for my hot tub to be at for me to go in while I'm pregnant, I'm 5 weeks, i can turn it way down, shouldn't be an dif then bath?

What is a safe temp for my hot tub to be at for me to go in while I'm pregnant, I'm 5 weeks, i can turn it way down, shouldn't be an dif then bath?

Hot tub temp: Water temperature that you would use for a bath should be safe for a hot tub, as long as you don't prefer very hot temps. Prolonged exposure to hot temperatures in a tub, outdoors or elsewhere can make you feel faint. The vasodilation (veins stretch out to release heat) may make you feel worse during pregnancy, and should be avoided. ...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

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32wks pregnant is it ok to take a bath? Maybe with relaxin salts.. Heard its bot safe if full of water.. Is this true?

No : It is perfectly safe to take a nice relaxing bath with bath salts. Just make sure the water is not too hot. ...Read more

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I tried tylenol (acetaminophen) sitting in hot bath n drink hot milk n get massages n heating pad n still hav severe back pain i'm preganant n what else can I take :(?

I tried tylenol (acetaminophen) sitting in hot bath n drink hot milk n get massages n heating pad n still hav severe back pain i'm preganant n what else can I take :(?

Hard to say but...: This is hard to answer without more details or even without examining you, but it would be totally safe to add 2 cups of epson salts to your hot bath to get magnesium into your body, which often helps. Consider seeing a physical therapist and/or good osteopath (who does osteopathic manipulation- see http://bit.Ly/1kgd0xp) or good chiropractor. Acupuncture can help as well. Consider prenatal yoga. ...Read more