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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

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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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 safe to take a hot bath while pregnant?

Is it safe to take a hot bath while pregnant?

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 more

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Hi. Im 40w pregnant i ve external hemorrohid. Ointment. Hot bath doesn't help what should I do? It drives me mad .. Even i can't sit down..

Hi. Im 40w pregnant i ve external hemorrohid. Ointment. Hot bath doesn't help what should I do? It drives me mad .. Even i can't sit down..

#1 u need to be: Delivered if u are 40 weeks and then the hemorrohid will get better , please call your OB to get induced, if u cannot get induced which u should since u are 40 weeks and have a problem then u need to see a rectal surgeon for txment but the surgeon would want u to be delivered first at 40 weeks the pregnancy does not need to go any futher. ...Read more

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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 more

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Is taking a hot or warm bath dangerous during pregnancy?

No : Unless the water is hot enough to burn you then bathing is perfectly acceptable. ...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?

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'm about 9 weeks pregnant how hot of a bath can I take?

I'm about 9 weeks pregnant how hot of a bath can I take?

Better if: It would be better to take lukewarm bath because hot water drys skin, turns skin red, and can cause itching. ...Read more

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Tell me what is responsible for itching in pregnant women, particularly during and after a bath of cold or warm water?

Not sure: There is known to be a certain number of women who suffer from itching during the third trimester, sometimes it is associated with a rash. No one is sure of the cause, but it does resolve spontaneously. ...Read more