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Pregnancy and using a heating pad?

My friend is 6-7 weeks prego and is having back pain. She is using a heating pad to ease the pain. I have heard that a heating pad shouldn't be used during pregnancy. What should I tell her? (this is her 3rd pregnancy after 2 miscarraiges, and she lost both in the 7th week)

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Asked by Anonymous at 3:07 PM on Nov. 9, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • i used one on my back when i was pregnant and my son turned out fine, actually my ob reccomended it but it was around 30 weeks when he started getting heavy

    Answer by josiesmommy00 at 3:18 PM on Nov. 9, 2009

  • I've had extreme hip pain at night and my doc recommended using a heating pad before bed. I'd say its ok for her to use one. Then again, the lower back is closer to the baby.

    Answer by Mel_in_PHX at 11:28 PM on Nov. 9, 2009

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