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Doctor insights on: Is It Safe To Use An Electric Blanket While Pregnant

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Is it safe to use an electric blanket while pregnant?

Is it safe to use an electric blanket while pregnant?

Yes: Any device that produces heat has a chance to malfunction. Overheating can place both mom and baby at risk. The temperature of the fetus runs higher than that of the mother, and that places demands on the heart. Plus there have been burns or shocks caused by electric blankets. The same can happen with heating pads if moms fall asleep while using them. So it's best for women to avoid them all. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Gabor
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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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Could the use of an electric blanket cause infertility?

Could the use of an electric blanket cause infertility?

Male or female?: In males, yes. Any heat source that elevates scrotal temperature above 96 degrees could impair sperm production and motility. In females, i don't think so. ...Read more

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Does electric blanket makes ur skin dry?

Does electric blanket makes ur skin dry?

Yes: Warm/hot environment taking away the moist on the surface of skin. ...Read more

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Would placing electric blanket on a person kill him?

An electric: Blanket is used to provide warmth from the cold. There is little harm if used appropriately. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me why it'sthat when i lay underneath the electric blanket i get horny?

Is this a problem?: Who knows? There could be a variety of reasons. Unless this is causing you some sort of problem, i say, enjoy. There is nothing wrong with being aroused. It sounds as if you are quite healthy. ...Read more

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Does electric blanket cause cancer or just a myth ?

Does electric blanket cause cancer or just a myth ?

Myth.: I have nothing to add to the fine answer already given, but since some on this site are saying electric fields apparently can do anything to anybody and can cause every ill known to man. I feel I have to weigh in on with sanity. With cigarettes, there was an epidemic of a formerly rare cancer (lung). With cell phones, brain cancer didn't change. Risk is approaching zero. ...Read more

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Is it possible for using an electric blanket to cause weight gain?

Is it possible for using an electric blanket to cause weight gain?

Who knows ? : ? about the effect of electric blankets on physiological function. Unfortunately, there is good science that low power vibrating electromagnetic waves can be causal of tissue injury and behavioral disorders. Pending further data, electric blankets are not to be advised. Similarly, avoid synthetics and stay with cotton and wool. Your electromagnetic body field will be grateful. ...Read more

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I'm about 6 weeks pregnant. Is it safe to use an electric blanket on a low setting? I heard magnetic fields could be dangerous?

I'm about 6 weeks pregnant. Is it safe to use an electric blanket on a low setting? I heard magnetic fields could be dangerous?

Caution...: I wouldn't recommend an electric blanket during pregnancy. There have been some risks associated with using an electric blank in the first 8 weeks of pregnancy and in the last 4 weeks of pregnancy. There is some controversy about this but in pregnancy an abundance of caution is prudent. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Are heating blankets safe? Are there any health concerns related to the use of electric heating blankets and heating pads?

Are heating blankets safe? Are there any health concerns related to the use of electric heating blankets and heating pads?

Generally Yes: They are generally safe. However, you need to take a couple of precautions. First, if they do not have a timer, you have to be vigilant about turning them off, as you do not want to start a fire. And, as to heating pads, you need to make sure that you do not lie on the heating element directly, as they can deliver at least 2nd degree burns. ...Read more