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Does a heatpad hurt the baby if you put it on your back?

Not high on low or med.

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Asked by momtobe522 at 11:21 AM on May. 14, 2011 in Pregnancy

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  • no

    Answer by campbellb3421 at 11:23 AM on May. 14, 2011

  • I was told not to use anything thats going to raise my body temp. bc a high body temp can hurt the baby. I was told not to be in a bathtub for more than 15 minutes at a time, which that raises the body temp to a certain extent as well. I'd try to do it on low & no directly on your skin. Maybe put a thin towel between you and the heating pad and use only for 10 to 15 mins. good luck, hun.

    Answer by loudnproud87 at 11:32 AM on May. 14, 2011

  • yep thats why i tend to keep it on low cause i heard of that too but thanks so much

    Comment by momtobe522 (original poster) at 11:54 AM on May. 14, 2011

  • Call your OB/Midwife first but I used one while I was pregnant with my DD because I was having Sacrum issues and it was the only thing that helped a little bit to lessen the pain I used it on LOW with a Towel around it for only 10 minutes at a time.Feel Better:)

    Answer by liss05 at 11:57 AM on May. 14, 2011

  • my midwife said it was okay on low temp. for like 10-15mins directly on the back and no where near your baby/belly. warm baths are perfectly fine, I used them at the end of my pregnancy and during labor. just make sure the water isn't more than 98-99 degrees Fahrenheit and if your skin is red or you feel to hot, get out.

    Answer by -lovingliam- at 12:06 PM on May. 14, 2011

  • ok

    Comment by momtobe522 (original poster) at 12:11 PM on May. 14, 2011

  • they gave me one when i was in the hospital not too long ago. just ask first, i think. but on low, i bet it'll be safe enough.

    Answer by dayziesnrozes at 1:07 PM on May. 14, 2011

  • No

    Answer by sarasmommy777 at 3:21 PM on May. 14, 2011

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