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Is It True That I Should Avoid Baths While Pregnant
If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more
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
( 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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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