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Is it okay to take baths while pregnant?

I've heard mixed reviews on this so I decided to ask you guys. Some say its okay with luke warm water others say it doesnt matter the water temp and some say absolutly not. What do you all think?

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familynsni

Asked by familynsni at 8:55 AM on Feb. 27, 2011 in Pregnancy

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  • i was told no hot hot water, lukewarm like you said. i took baths during my pregnancy when i really needed to relax. however i didnt do it when i was really close to my due date.
    tnm786

    Answer by tnm786 at 8:57 AM on Feb. 27, 2011

  • Yes, you can take baths but don't take them hot. Also, make sure that you can safely get up and get out of the tub. It's embarrassing to get stuck in there. ;)
    Nonoluna

    Answer by Nonoluna at 8:58 AM on Feb. 27, 2011

  • Yes, you can take baths while you're pg. You don't want the water to be really hot though. Here's a really good site that has an answer from 2 different OB/GYNs that explains it - how hot, how to tell, why too hot is not safe, and why, as long as it's not too hot, it IS safe. http://www.babycenter.com/406_is-it-safe-to-take-hot-baths-while-im-pregnant_1245313.bc

    sailorwifenmom

    Answer by sailorwifenmom at 9:00 AM on Feb. 27, 2011

  • The worry is that you don't want your core temp above 105 for more then 10 minutes so as long as you keep your core temp below 105 a bath tub and hot tub are perfectly safe.
    aeneva

    Answer by aeneva at 9:52 AM on Feb. 27, 2011

  • O I hope I don't make mine to hot
    Unique11

    Answer by Unique11 at 10:19 AM on Feb. 27, 2011

  • Yes you just don't want the water to be so hot that it raises your body temp. Don't wanna cook any fetuses!
    erinwhitt

    Answer by erinwhitt at 10:23 AM on Feb. 27, 2011

  • I just checked that link out..I guess it was, 2-3 bathes wouldn't right?
    Unique11

    Answer by Unique11 at 10:24 AM on Feb. 27, 2011

  • I mean it wasn't that hot...
    Unique11

    Answer by Unique11 at 10:26 AM on Feb. 27, 2011

  • Hurt
    Unique11

    Answer by Unique11 at 10:27 AM on Feb. 27, 2011

  • Sorry family I asked my own question
    Unique11

    Answer by Unique11 at 10:40 AM on Feb. 27, 2011

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