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heat while pregnant

can heat cause preterm labor? ive been SO hot in this summer heat that my face stays sweaty and red all day...


Asked by ahasugar at 1:55 AM on Jul. 8, 2010 in Pregnancy

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  • yes it can, if you do not drink enough water. this happened to me. when i was preg with my daughter, i did not drink enough water SEVERAL times and i started having contractions and everything. dehidration causes contractions! i ended up in the birthing center every week starting at 28 weeks untill i had her, sitting on the monitor and getting poked with shots that make you stop contracting. if you are in a warm climate then drink LOTS of water. like 3-4 gallons a day. i am not kidding. good luck and congrats!!

    Answer by Preggydyke at 2:54 AM on Jul. 8, 2010

  • I don't see how...maybe the stress created from it.

    Answer by ColleenF30 at 1:57 AM on Jul. 8, 2010

  • no. if it did then all summer babies would be preemies. i'm full term tomorrow and it's been HOT this summer (90's to hundreds) and i've made it to full term

    Answer by aliishott2 at 2:03 AM on Jul. 8, 2010

  • that's not the heat that puts you into labor, it's the dehydration, you can get dehydrated in the winter time, it has nothing to do with the temperature it has to do with your fluid intake

    Answer by aliishott2 at 11:05 AM on Jul. 8, 2010

  • yes it does, the heat makes you sweat, there for you need to drink more in the heat.

    Answer by Preggydyke at 2:43 PM on Jul. 8, 2010

  • everyone knows that when you're hot or thirsty you drink water or get dehydrated, it's not the heat it's the lack of hydration, you aren't going to be hot and suddenly go into labor if you are hydrated so it's not heat it's lack of hydration

    Answer by aliishott2 at 7:01 PM on Jul. 8, 2010

  • Dehydration from the heat can cause the uterus to contract.

    Answer by Melissa823 at 7:11 PM on Jul. 8, 2010

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