when youa re pregnant you have 50% more blood running through you then when you are not pregnant. This is why pregnant women tend to feel a lot warmer when other people may be cold.
Your body temperature is naturally a bit higher during pregnancy which means it is a lot easier for you to overheat. Im amazed that Kiwismommy's doc told you that it was like cooking the baby, that kinda made me giggle because thats not true lol. the main concern is that it is so much easier for you to overheat which can cause dehydration and all that stuff. a hot bath honestly isnt going to do much harm, especially bc generally when women get too warm you immediately cool the bath off or get out if youre uncomfortable. Just listen to your body if you feel too warm, get out or cool down the water. but dont worry you are not going to cook the baby!! =)
at 5:07 PM on Jul. 3, 2010