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Overheating And Pregnancy
Im 6wks. 85 degrees was sitting 1/2 in shade -back was in sun. Was 20 min some breeze.Starting sweat under arms & feeling hot. Got inside in air con. Could I have overheated enough to cause birth defect? symptoms temp too high?
No, you're fine.: When a person gets warm, the body uses evaporation from sweating as a mechanism to cool off. You listened to your body's message that you were getting warm and made a good choice to get cooler. Always drink enough fluids as well to keep urine light yellow. In the first trimester women get lightheaded easily as their body adjusts to the increase in blood volume needed to support the placenta. ...Read more
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
I'm aware that overheating my body is dangerous in pregnancy, but what if it's just my head? For example, putting my head under a very hot air dryer?
OVERHEATING TROPICS: Living in the tropics is ok if you are accustomed to the hot season. Asians who have been here in us have problem adjusting with the hot climate again. When they are in the tropics to visit or go on vacation, they have to stay in air conditioned rooms and take a bath several times a day. ...Read more
Allowing your body temperature to rise above 101 degrees F during pregnancy may increase the risk of a development abnormality in a developing baby. The risk is greatest during the first trimester. Adults who are not pregnant develop heat emergencies only when their body temperatures rise ...Read more
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