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Is it true that I should avoid baths while pregnant?
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Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: NO
Bathing is fine while pregnant.
You may however want to avoid public baths and jacuzzi/hottubs, etc.

In brief: NO
Bathing is fine while pregnant.
You may however want to avoid public baths and jacuzzi/hottubs, etc.
Dr. John Munshower
Dr. John Munshower
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Dr. Ruth Crystal
Obstetrics & Gynecology
In brief: No
You should avoid hot tubs and jacuzzis in pregnancy because the heat can cause birth defects in the baby's back.
It is usually okay to take a bath in your bathtub if the water is warm (body temperature or less.) your blood pressure may drop making you dizzy when you stand up however so be very careful when getting in and out of the bathtub.

In brief: No
You should avoid hot tubs and jacuzzis in pregnancy because the heat can cause birth defects in the baby's back.
It is usually okay to take a bath in your bathtub if the water is warm (body temperature or less.) your blood pressure may drop making you dizzy when you stand up however so be very careful when getting in and out of the bathtub.
Dr. Ruth Crystal
Dr. Ruth Crystal
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