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Is it safe to use an electric blanket while pregnant?
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Dr. Pam Yoder
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
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In brief: Yes
Any device that produces heat has a chance to malfunction.
Overheating can place both mom and baby at risk. The temperature of the fetus runs higher than that of the mother, and that places demands on the heart. Plus there have been burns or shocks caused by electric blankets. The same can happen with heating pads if moms fall asleep while using them. So it's best for women to avoid them all.

In brief: Yes
Any device that produces heat has a chance to malfunction.
Overheating can place both mom and baby at risk. The temperature of the fetus runs higher than that of the mother, and that places demands on the heart. Plus there have been burns or shocks caused by electric blankets. The same can happen with heating pads if moms fall asleep while using them. So it's best for women to avoid them all.
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Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine
In brief: Best not to use
It is not recommended to use an electric blanket when pregnant.

In brief: Best not to use
It is not recommended to use an electric blanket when pregnant.
Dr. Diane Minich
Dr. Diane Minich
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