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Doctor insights on: Is It Safe To Take Hot Baths When Pregnant

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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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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 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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While pregnant is it ok to take warm baths?

While pregnant is it ok to take warm baths?

Yes: Warm baths are fine during pregnancy, but you should not soak in a tub with water temperature above 99 degrees. ...Read more

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While pregnant is it safe to take hot showers ?

While pregnant is it safe to take hot showers ?

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

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Im 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?

Im 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?

No: 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

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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 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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Is it safe to take a shower while pregnant?

Is it safe to take a shower while pregnant?

Yes : It is safe to bathe in whatever way you enjoying cleaning your body. ...Read more

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Is it safe to apply heat to my belly while pregnant?

Is it safe to apply heat to my belly while pregnant?

No not advisable: No heat or heating padsor those shakeup packs should go on your belly while pregnant and if you are having belly pain or discomfort please call your OB as you need to be evaluated. ...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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