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Is it true that I should avoid baths while pregnant?

Is it true that I should avoid baths while pregnant?

NO: Bathing is fine while pregnant. You may however want to avoid public baths and jacuzzi/hottubs, etc. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Gabor
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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 true that one should not bath in water that's too hot during pregnancy? Why is that so?

Yes, that is true.: Please avoid taking overly hot baths or use of hot tubs & saunas during pregnancy due to risk of hyperthermia. The american college of obstetricians & gynecologists recommends pregnant women not use saunas or hot tubs. A warm bath is ok. Keep temp 100 degrees f or. ...Read more

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( i heard), is it true if a pregnant woman loses her mucus plug & decides to take a bath, she can drown the baby from the water going into the womb?

( i heard), is it true if a pregnant woman loses her mucus plug & decides to take a bath, she can drown the baby from the water going into the womb?

Myths: No. This is not in any way real, true or even possible. Remember the fetus in the womb is very well protected and is already living in and breathing amniotic fluid. ...Read more

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While pregnant is it ok to take a sit down bath?

While pregnant is it ok to take a sit down bath?

Yes: If you break your bag of waters (ruptured membranes) then follow your doctor's advice about any activity. Before then, there should be no problem taking a bath, just avoid getting overheated. ...Read more

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Can you get pregnant having a bath with your partner, even if he's not doing anything ?

Can you get pregnant having a bath with your partner, even if he's not doing anything ?

No: The only way to get pregnant is by sperm entering your vagina and swimming up the cervix to fertilize an egg near the time you ovulate. If your partner ejaculated sperm into the bath water there is a tiny chance sperm could swim and into your vagina, but if your partner does not ejaculate there is absolutely no chance of pregnancy. ...Read more

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Im 3months pregnant, what is the effect in me or in my baby if i always took a bath at night ?

Im 3months pregnant, what is the effect in me or in my baby if i always took a bath at night ?

Cleanliness: The only effect is that you are now clean. Continue to bathe as you like. Hygiene is important. I'm sure those around you appreciate it. ...Read more

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Is vapor bath safe for pregnant women?

Is vapor bath safe for pregnant women?

VAPOR BATHS: I DO NOT THINK SO BUT DO CHECK WITH YOUR OBSTETRICIAN. ...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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