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can a hot bath really start labor contractions?

i read on babycenter.com ( at least i think it was babycenter.com ) that a hot bath can start labor contractions, im 38 weeks, going to be 39 weeks, i dont know if its a myth, or if its the truth

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mommy201988

Asked by mommy201988 at 6:54 PM on Jun. 16, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • I'm going to go with myth, but I don't know for sure.
    kryssie78

    Answer by kryssie78 at 6:56 PM on Jun. 16, 2009

  • Not. It is dangerous for it to be TOO hot, but a hot bath can relax you and slow down contractions. I hope you aren't trying to induce. Trust your body and baby, nature knows what is right.
    beccimae

    Answer by beccimae at 7:08 PM on Jun. 16, 2009

  • Im not positive, but I'd imagine that its true. A bath relaxes you. Try it and see. BUT DONT DO TOO HOT OF A BATH : ) GOOD LUCK
    BooHooMommy

    Answer by BooHooMommy at 7:12 PM on Jun. 16, 2009

  • i was just wondering... im getting induced on the 24th
    mommy201988

    Answer by mommy201988 at 7:52 PM on Jun. 16, 2009

  • Any major increase in temperature is not good for you and DEFINITELY not good for baby.

    If you want to avoid being induced on the 24th, try acupressure:
    http://www.naturallyinducelabor.com/guide
    cfavreau

    Answer by cfavreau at 2:47 PM on Jun. 17, 2009

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