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is it bad for the baby if you take steaming hot showers

ive always liked my showers and bath's really hot is it going to affect the little guy i mean befor i found out i was pregnant i was sitting in hot tubs and our jacussi i just really like the steam and it feels good on my sore mucles does anyone know if this is bad our not.


Asked by Anonymous at 6:59 PM on Mar. 24, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • No. As long as your body temp doesn't rise too high, your baby wont be effected. If you sit in them for 10 min, etc, and can feel your whole body heat up.. its bad. Just taking a hot bath will not hurt the baby. You know when you get too hot, you get flustered your face feels hot, etc. If you sit in a bath and you can feel your body getting hot, it's time to get out.

    You shouldn't have the temp above 100 degrees. That what midwives will set the birth pool temp at for the women to labor in, at least some do.. it gives it time to cool down. Jacuzzis are different because they don't cool off, the heat is constant, in a bath the water temp goes down.

    Answer by celticreverie at 7:12 PM on Mar. 24, 2009

  • troll

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:03 PM on Mar. 24, 2009

  • what is with this troll thing? Yes it is bad! Just simply dont do it. Just warm enough is best.

    Answer by Bugsmommy1908 at 7:04 PM on Mar. 24, 2009

  • i have taken hot showers with all of my kids and they are all fine. the only thing is if i stay in there too long i get dizzy because of the heat. you body will let you know when it doesn't like what you are doing. think about it this way, what is the difference between taking a hot shower and sitting on you porch during the summer when it is 100+ degrees outside.


    Answer by Anonymous at 8:01 PM on Mar. 24, 2009