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Is running in the heat during pregnancy healthy for the baby?
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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
In brief: NO!
Any prolonged increase in the pregnant woman's body temperature is a potential teratogen of the fetal nervous system! it can also lead to dehydration, preterm labor, placental abruption and fetal demise.
Running in the heat is contraindicated during pregnancy - and should be probably avoided by everyone as it may lead to cardiovascular collapse.

In brief: NO!
Any prolonged increase in the pregnant woman's body temperature is a potential teratogen of the fetal nervous system! it can also lead to dehydration, preterm labor, placental abruption and fetal demise.
Running in the heat is contraindicated during pregnancy - and should be probably avoided by everyone as it may lead to cardiovascular collapse.
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