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Do you take baths?

I'm 6 months along and my pregnancy is going just fine no risks, is it ok to take baths or are we supposed to just stick to showers?

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Asked by Anonymous at 7:16 PM on Jan. 3, 2009 in Pregnancy

Answers (11)
  • your suppose to take showers but i took baths to and everything was ok with me and my baby

    Answer by butterscotch297 at 7:17 PM on Jan. 3, 2009

  • I've never heard this one. What's the reason? I did both (because my Dr. never told me any different) and I never had any problems. Sorry to sound like a dumb? but just wondering.


    Answer by LovingParent08 at 7:20 PM on Jan. 3, 2009

  • You can take a bath. Just do not let the water get too hot. No hot tubs, sauna's etc because they raise your temps too high.
    I asked my doctor and in all the pregnancy books While Waiting, Your Pregnancy Week by Week. and What to Expect when your expecting say the same thing. Its not the bath thats bad just the temps can be.

    Answer by lady-J-Rock at 7:25 PM on Jan. 3, 2009

  • You can take baths. I would kill for a bath, but I haven't lived in a house with a bathtub in 3 years! I miss my soaks.

    Answer by reflect1light at 7:28 PM on Jan. 3, 2009

  • I took a bath the whole 8 months I was pregnant with my first. I'd get too dizzy, or my feet would turn purple if I tried to stand for a shower

    Answer by lunamuse89 at 7:29 PM on Jan. 3, 2009

  • As far as I know baths are perfectly ok as long as they are not too hot and you have no other risks. I just never let my water get more than luke warm.

    Answer by AlliO2 at 7:38 PM on Jan. 3, 2009

  • Baths are fine, my doc encouraged them to relieve stress and  achy joints.


    Answer by smnice at 7:41 PM on Jan. 3, 2009

  • If you have started to dialate or your plug is gone, that is the only time they really say no baths because it could cause an infection. other than that its the temp. that you need to watch out for, and falls of course.

    Answer by midnightmoma at 8:02 PM on Jan. 3, 2009

  • You can take a bath! Actually it will help you

    Answer by Paty_hotmommy at 8:32 PM on Jan. 3, 2009

  • right before i went into laybor i took a bath i think it actually speeds things up.
    you just cant put anything in the bath like soaps though.
    good luckkk!

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:03 PM on Jan. 3, 2009

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