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Are heating pads OK to use during pregnancy?

 
shanapiv

Asked by shanapiv at 5:06 PM on Dec. 16, 2010 in Pregnancy

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Answers (6)
  • Talk to your doctor about it. They will be able to let you know what is safe.
    MarvelousMama

    Answer by MarvelousMama at 6:31 PM on Dec. 16, 2010

  • Yeah, just not for more than 20 mins and not directly on ur stomache
    lstrickland

    Answer by lstrickland at 5:08 PM on Dec. 16, 2010

  • First of all, where are you using it? On the tummy, then it is probably not a good idea. But I developed severe back pain with my first pregnancy so with my second pregnancy I used a heating pad everyday for my back pain. My doctor never said it was bad because it was on my back.
    txsgal

    Answer by txsgal at 5:08 PM on Dec. 16, 2010

  • Where did you want to use the heating pad? If you have one that has the temp setting then it is fine. I used one through my whole pregnancy because i had bad back pain but i couldnt use it on the high setting because I was told my temp would get a little to warm.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:08 PM on Dec. 16, 2010

  • I used one a lot on my back....with my first two babies.
    mom2twobabes

    Answer by mom2twobabes at 5:23 PM on Dec. 16, 2010

  • it depends on where you are using it...on the back is fine for a short time.
    team21

    Answer by team21 at 5:26 PM on Dec. 16, 2010

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