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Is it safe to use a heating pad on lower back, during any part of pregnancy? Txs!

3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Liza Kunz
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine

In brief: Yes!

A heating pad to your back is unlikely to raise your internal temperature enough to cause a problem (the way a hot tub or sauna can).
Many patients will use a heating pad or hot pack for back pain in the second or third trimester.

In brief: Yes!

A heating pad to your back is unlikely to raise your internal temperature enough to cause a problem (the way a hot tub or sauna can).
Many patients will use a heating pad or hot pack for back pain in the second or third trimester.
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Dr. Christina Sebestyen
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Yes

If the heating pad does not burn you, it will certainly not burn or harm your baby.
The rule is to keep you core body temperature at 99 degrees or less which should not be significantly affected by the heating pad.

In brief: Yes

If the heating pad does not burn you, it will certainly not burn or harm your baby.
The rule is to keep you core body temperature at 99 degrees or less which should not be significantly affected by the heating pad.
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Dr. Donald Alves
Emergency Medicine

In brief: Yes

It may be a source of significant relief to discomfort.
Just keep it on low.

In brief: Yes

It may be a source of significant relief to discomfort.
Just keep it on low.
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