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Is sauna safe for pregnant women?

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Dr. Brian Park
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

No. Pregnant women should avoid spending time in a sauna, especially during the first trimester of pregnancy when the neural tube (spine) of the fetus is forming, to help minimize the risk of spina bifida.

In brief: No

No. Pregnant women should avoid spending time in a sauna, especially during the first trimester of pregnancy when the neural tube (spine) of the fetus is forming, to help minimize the risk of spina bifida.
Dr. Brian Park
Dr. Brian Park
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Dr. Douglas Lawson
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Not really

Probably not a good idea.
Pregnant women are a bit more susceptible to dehydration. You would be more inclined to dehydrate to the point that you could get lightheaded and develop syncope (passing out) and therefore possible injure your baby. Same thing goes for mud baths and jacuzzis.

In brief: Not really

Probably not a good idea.
Pregnant women are a bit more susceptible to dehydration. You would be more inclined to dehydrate to the point that you could get lightheaded and develop syncope (passing out) and therefore possible injure your baby. Same thing goes for mud baths and jacuzzis.
Dr. Douglas Lawson
Dr. Douglas Lawson
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