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While pregnant is it ok to take warm baths?

While pregnant is it ok to take warm baths?

Yes: Warm baths are fine during pregnancy, but you should not soak in a tub with water temperature above 99 degrees. ...Read more

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Dr. Janice Alexander
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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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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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Is it safe to take a bubble bath while pregnant?

Is it safe to take a bubble bath while pregnant?

Sure--Bubble away!: Bubble baths are no problem for a pregnancy. In fact, it may be a great way to relax. Just remember not to make the water so hot that's it's uncomfortable as your core body temperature may rise. That's not advisable, for too long, during pregnancy. Bubble bath also usually has no implication for vaginal health. So, enjoy. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take a bubble bath while pregnant?

Is it safe to take a bubble bath while pregnant?

Sure--Bubble away!: Bubble baths are no problem for a pregnancy. In fact, it may be a great way to relax. Just remember not to make the water so hot that's it's uncomfortable as your core body temperature may rise. That's not advisable, for too long, during pregnancy. Bubble bath also usually has no implication for vaginal health. So, enjoy. ...Read more

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While pregnant is it safe to take hot showers ?

While pregnant is it safe to take hot showers ?

Yes!: There is no danger in hot showers at all. The danger with high temperatures in pregnancies come from hot tubs (such as outdoor resort hot tubs). If the body temperature is allowed to be raised consistently sitting in a jaccuzi at 103, the body will shuttle blood away from the uterus in an attempt to cool you. This is bad for baby. Hot showers and home baths will not get you that temperature. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take a shower while pregnant?

Is it safe to take a shower while pregnant?

Yes : It is safe to bathe in whatever way you enjoying cleaning your body. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take hot baths at 7 weeks pregnant?

Yes: It's okay to take hot baths. Most water heaters in most houses can't make a bath that's too hot. If it's uncomfortable to sit in, then it's too hot. If it's as hot as a hot tub (where you have to ease yourself in slowly because it's so hot) , then it's too hot. You don't have to take a lukewarm bath, however, as some women believe. A normal hot bath is fine in pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take magnesium while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it ok to take magnesium while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Yes: Yes magnesium is a mineral that's important for many cell functions and also important in bone formation. ...Read more

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Im 11 weeks pregnant is it harmful to take hot showers?...I know its bad to take hot baths but is it the same for showers?

Im 11 weeks pregnant is it harmful to take hot showers?...I know its bad to take hot baths but is it the same for showers?

No: With showers, it's harder to raise your body temperature because your skin is still exposed to the air and can cool. In a bath, your body temperature can go up and that is the problem. ...Read more

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Must know before shower is it ok to drink while pregnant?

Must know before shower is it ok to drink while pregnant?

NO: There was one solitary study theat came out recently that said moderate drinking probably not harmful to unborn. Many flaws with this particular study. Many more studies over decades clearly show the dangers - everything from deformities to brain damage and signficant behavior and learning problems in moms who drank - even just a one-time binge. Don't risk it. Wait to celebrate until after birth. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take antacids while pregnant?

Is it ok to take antacids while pregnant?

Yes: If you take in moderation should be no problem. Antacids typically are not absorbed and pose little iatrogenc risk to pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is it okay to shower after accupuncture?

Is it okay to shower after accupuncture?

Yes: There are a few limitations after acupuncture but showering is not one. I have my patients not do any strenuous exercise, consume alcohol, consume lots of sweets, and engage in sexual intercourse. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take hydros while pregnant?

Is it okay to take hydros while pregnant?

Need more info: I assume that you are talking about a diuretic. When thinking of taking any medication even herbals while pregnant, it is wise to ask your OB/GYN about any risks. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take ibuprofen while pregnant?

Is it safe to take ibuprofen while pregnant?

No: Ibuprofen is an NSAID and you should not take this in pregnancy unless directed by your obstetrician for a few very specific indications. For fever, headaches and pains that you might take Ibuprofen for outside of pregnancy take tylenol (acetaminophen) for in pregnancy unless you are allergic to tylenol (acetaminophen) or have liver disease. Alleve is also not to be taken in pregnancy. ...Read more

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Warm Baths (Definition)

Taking a warm bath can help with aches - but don't overheat! Limit your stay in a tub over 100 degrees F, and don't let your body temperature get ...Read more