Hot Baths Spas Yes Or No

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Kelly S - June 20

Hi all, one of my friends informed me that she thought, being pregnant, i couldnt have any hot baths or spas.... for my own relaxment i am mortified at this, but just wondering if anyone has heard the same thing? Is it bad for the baby to have a higher than normal body temperature??? Hoping someone knows Thanks

 

Deedle - June 20

Hello, The following study was published in a medical journal in 2003. Hot Tub Use during Pregnancy and the Risk of Miscarriage To examine whether hot tub or whirlpool bath use during pregnancy increases the risk of miscarriage, the authors conducted a 1996–1998 population-based prospective cohort study at the Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program in Oakland, California. Of 2,729 eligible women, 1,063 completed the interview. Miscarriage before 20 weeks of gestation was ascertained for all participants. Information on hot tub or whirlpool bath use was obtained during an in-person interview conducted early in the pregnancy. A Cox proportional hazards model was used to estimate the hazard ratio after adjustment for potential confounders. Compared with nonuse, use of a hot tub or whirlpool bath after conception was a__sociated with a twofold increased risk of miscarriage (adjusted hazard ratio (aHR) = 2.0, 95% confidence interval: 1.3, 3.1). The risk seemed to increase with increasing frequency of use (aHR = 1.7 for less than once a week, aHR = 2.0 for once a week, and aHR = 2.7 for more than once a week) and with use during early gestation (aHR = 2.3 for initial use within the first 4 weeks of the last menstrual period and aHR = 1.5 for initial use after 4 weeks of the last menstrual period). Findings suggest an a__sociation between use of a hot tub or whirlpool bath during early pregnancy and the risk of miscarriage.

 

buffy2297 - June 20

Your friend is right no hot baths or spas, not good for baby I fainted not knowing I was pregnant because baby has to work to get as much blood and oxygen to it, hence why I fainted as it used my oxygen and blood.

 

buffy2297 - June 20

I should add that when when you bathe or have a spa your body makes blood rush to your skin hence why you go red!! If the blood is rushing to your skin to cool down then it's not going to baby!!

 

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