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Doctor insights on: Pregnancy And Heating Mattress Pad

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Can you use a heating pad on pregnant abdomen?

Can you use a heating pad on pregnant abdomen?

No: Do not put a heating pad on a pregnant belly. You may heat the baby up too much. You can use a heating pad on the neck, shoulders, back and limbs while pregnant. ...Read more

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Dr. Jerome Zacks
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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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Can a heating pad promote implantation?

Can a heating pad promote implantation?

Implantation: There is no credible medical evidence that heating pads help or hinder implantation. The usual advice is just to rest, but there is no credible evidence that that helps either. ...Read more

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Can I use moist heating pad to manage sciatica?

Can I use moist heating pad to manage sciatica?

Yes: The sciatic nerve can be irritated because of a herniated disc, arthritis that results in tightening of the spinal canal, falls, injuries, or other rare reasons (tumors, infections). Anti-inflammatory medications, alternating heat/cold therapy, physical therapy (especially with traction) can be helpful to relieve sciatic pain. ...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

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Can you use light heating pad on uterus and lower back after IVF transfer?

Ask your IVF doc!: I am pretty sure there is no scientific data to answer your question conclusively - so ask your ivf center about this. I would not expect any effect on implantation likelihood if i were you, though. Make sure you are taking Folic Acid 1-5 mg daily, avoid stress/smoking/alcohol, maintain a positive attitude and good luck. ...Read more

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Is using a heating pad on medium high heat for lower back pain during pregnancy considered safe?

Is using a heating pad on medium high heat for lower back pain during pregnancy considered safe?

Yes: Be careful not to burn yourself. Towel or sheet between pad and skin. Not on high and limit duration. ...Read more

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Will i sleep better on a heating pad?

Will i sleep better on a heating pad?

Not necessarily: Most people sleep best in a slightly cool environment. Too much heat could disrupt sleep. In really cold environment an electric blanket may be helpful. It is also dangerous to sleep on an heating pad due to risk of getting burned. ...Read more

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Are there any dangers to sleeping on a heating pad every night?

Are there any dangers to sleeping on a heating pad every night?

SLEEPING HEATINGPAD: Yes it can be dangerous, some heating pads can cause burns.You have to read the instructions and follw them.So be caefull. ...Read more

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Is using a heating pad to ease rib pain at 36 weeks pregnant okay?

Mgt: The setting should be set at low or medium and used 10 minutes at a time. The pain is most likely to due to muscular strain. ...Read more

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Is using a heating pad bad for your muscles?

No: Heat can be very soothing for muscles, but if it is too hot, or if you have decreased sensation, a burn can develop and this is dangerous. ...Read more

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Is using an ice wrap and a heating pad instead of cold and hot water for hydrotherapy okay?

Is using an ice wrap and a heating pad instead of cold and hot water for hydrotherapy okay?

Hydrotherapy: Surely. Just make sure that the temperature of the ice wrap is not too cold to cause hypothermia on area it's applied on. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use heating pad or salonpas on my stiff neck while i'm 8wks pregnant?

Is it safe to use heating pad or salonpas  on my stiff neck while i'm 8wks pregnant?

Yes: Should not be a problem. These contain menthol and a salicylate and should not harm your fetus, but might check with your obstetrician for their take on this issue. Have a great baby. ...Read more

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Will a heating pad help with a bloated stomach?

Will a heating pad help with a bloated stomach?

Maybe but...: There are lots of reasons for abdominal discomfort & bloating, & not all of them are due to the gynecologic tract. Even "functional" syndromes may be present without underlying "disease." however partial sbo due to metabolic & inflammatory conditions nearby (like an untreated infection of the urinary tract) must be considered & addressed. Check with doctor for examination & treatment options. ...Read more

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What can I do for sore legs and feet during pregnancy? Does heat like a heating pad work?

What can I do for sore legs and feet during pregnancy? Does heat like a heating pad work?

Elevate: You can try elevation and ask your doctor for some compression stockings. If you have tired, aching, heavy legs it is likely due to backward flow in your veins. This is common in pregnancy and the majority of women will have resolution of these symptoms after delivery. ...Read more

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Does heating pad help kidney pain?

Does heating pad help kidney pain?

NO : Heating pad usually help relax the muscles /ligaments which can improve pain. Sometimes muscles around kidney can go into spasm from kidney infection called pyelonephritis and in that case a heating pad may provide temporary relief. ...Read more

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Is it advisable to use heating pad for epigastric pain?

Is it advisable to use heating pad for epigastric pain?

Possibly: A heating pad may be used provided its not too hot, that the user is not under the influence, and that the pad actually helps. If symptoms worsen, call your doctor. ...Read more