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Are you suppose to take a lot of baths while your pregnant?

Im 27 weeks. I have a cold... steam helps some. I just didnt know if the no bath thing was during just your first trimester or the whole pregnancy? My belly doesn't even go under water that much.

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sissy0604

Asked by sissy0604 at 5:07 PM on Dec. 26, 2010 in Pregnancy

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  • I took baths up until I went into labor. Just be careful gettin in and out the tub.
    nicjon

    Answer by nicjon at 5:09 PM on Dec. 26, 2010

  • Its perfectly fine as long as the water isnt to hot
    My_3_Babies

    Answer by My_3_Babies at 5:09 PM on Dec. 26, 2010

  • Yeah I forgot the water temp
    nicjon

    Answer by nicjon at 5:10 PM on Dec. 26, 2010

  • What is too hot though really? I mean I like hot baths... but Im not sure if they are too hot?
    sissy0604

    Comment by sissy0604 (original poster) at 5:12 PM on Dec. 26, 2010

  • I am not sure if you are or not. But I just got over a cold as well 2 days ago and I was contantly in the bath to relax my body plus the water just felt sooooo good. I think that if it isn't too hot it shouldn't hurt the baby. Plus a bath is a more natural and probably better than taking a bunch of medicines. O and I am 29 weeks. and if you are still worried try getting a humidifier. those can help with the congestion, it admits steam and you won't have to take medicine.
    iluvmymomasboys

    Answer by iluvmymomasboys at 5:13 PM on Dec. 26, 2010

  • Yeah I am slowly getting over the cold. We got a humidifier but I just don't feel like it helps much... and I refuse to take any medication while I'm pregnant. My doctors gets annoyed with me because I wont take tylenol... Oh well I am not taking any chances.
    sissy0604

    Comment by sissy0604 (original poster) at 5:23 PM on Dec. 26, 2010

  • I always took baths.
    Mom2Just1

    Answer by Mom2Just1 at 8:17 PM on Dec. 26, 2010

  • too hot is when u actually feel your temperature rising and get hot in the bath. u cant burn the baby from the outside LOL its your temperature fluctuating thats dangerous.
    rhonda111787

    Answer by rhonda111787 at 10:01 PM on Dec. 26, 2010

  • lol I suppose I am a bit blond sometimes. Thanks, that makes sense!
    sissy0604

    Comment by sissy0604 (original poster) at 10:03 PM on Dec. 26, 2010

  • Instead of taking a bath, just run the shower hot for the steam. Take your baths, sure, but not such a hot bath, definitely not hot enough to steam! Steam yourself seperately from bathing - it's not harmful for the baby if you just run a hot shower and sit by it.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:04 PM on Dec. 26, 2010

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