Hot Tubs/Saunas/Steam Rooms

Discussion in 'Pregnancy - First Trimester' started by babyhopesxx, Jan 27, 2011.

  1. babyhopesxx

    babyhopesxx Mum of 2 boys

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    .... are these safe to use during the 1st trimester because i read that they are not as they raise your core temp and this can cause neural defects.

    I love using saunas and steam rooms and use them regularly. Plus i'm going to a spa with my sister next week so will have to cancel :(

    What do you all think? Thanks.
     
  2. hayley x

    hayley x 1AngelSon,1EarthDaughter

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    I personally wouldnt, a warm relaxing bath is just as nice and no worries about harming baby :flower: x
     
  3. truly_blessed

    truly_blessed Loving being a new mummy

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    I was in a log cabin over the weekend and there was a hot tub there and it did say in the guide 'pregnant women should not use the hot tub without seeking medical advice'. I used it but then again I would only have been about 4dpo so hopefully far to early to have any damage if I do get BFP this cycle.
     
  4. babyhopesxx

    babyhopesxx Mum of 2 boys

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    Ok i will avoid them from now on. I used the sauna and steam room monday night and every wk before that and now im freaking out ive harmed the baby :(
     
  5. Ouverture

    Ouverture Well-Known Member

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    I would avoid them - especially if the water is 102 F. or hotter.

    If you raise your body temp it's the same as getting a bad fever - can cause birth defects and the like. Granted, one time in you'd probably be fine, but I wouldn't risk it.

    If you take really hot showers you might notice that they make you dizzy - that's your body telling you to stop. So another option, dip your feet in, or go in for a minute, but if you feel dizzy get out. If you get to the dizzy stage though, it's probably too late. . .
     

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