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4 got to ask if its ok to take a bath after having my membranes stripped

I have bad cramps (because of the stripping) and I wanna take a bath in hot water to help with the pain... am i ok to take a bath or should i just not risk it and take a shower? anyone remember?


Asked by gottalovemal at 8:00 PM on Sep. 2, 2009 in Pregnancy

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Answers (6)
  • Yes, you can take a bath. It will probably help a lot. :-)
    And it is said to be okay even with ruptured membranes, too. But I wouldn't go that far, myself, just in case.

    Answer by doulala at 10:37 PM on Sep. 2, 2009

  • yeah is fine. i ahd mine stripped with my first

    Answer by piwife at 8:03 PM on Sep. 2, 2009

  • Yes it is fine to take a bath until your water breaks. Just don't sit too long in the hot water.

    Answer by Nathskitten at 8:42 PM on Sep. 2, 2009

  • Maybe it has changed, but my doc said no.

    Answer by urkiddingright at 8:48 PM on Sep. 2, 2009

  • I've never heard any objections except if your water has broken.

    Answer by fluud7 at 9:15 PM on Sep. 2, 2009

  • I spent my entire labor in the water even after my water was broken and nobody raised any objections. And everything was just fine!

    Answer by ma2b08 at 11:26 PM on Sep. 2, 2009