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I'm pregnant and due next week. My back has been hurting, is it okay if I use a heating pad?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

No problem with that.

In brief: Yes

No problem with that.
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

When pregnant you do not want your entire body heated to a high temperature, so avoid hot tubs & saunas, but it is perfectly safe to apply heat locally.
Some people say heating pads generate an electromagnetic field field with potential harmful effects if used long-term, but it is safe now & then.Another alternative is a hot water bottle.Massage might also be helpful. Good luck with your delivery!

In brief: Yes

When pregnant you do not want your entire body heated to a high temperature, so avoid hot tubs & saunas, but it is perfectly safe to apply heat locally.
Some people say heating pads generate an electromagnetic field field with potential harmful effects if used long-term, but it is safe now & then.Another alternative is a hot water bottle.Massage might also be helpful. Good luck with your delivery!
Dr. Randy Baker
Dr. Randy Baker
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