(Closed) Are hot showers while TTC not a good idea?

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
13099 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Personally – I’ve never heard that before.  I highly doubt that had anything to do with it.  I’m sure you don’t like hearing it but these things take time.  Most people don’t get pregnant the first month the TTC.  Maybe the tides will change this month!

Post # 5
2538 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I remember asking my doctor about hot showers while pregnant and he said I was fine, but ask your doctor just in case.

Post # 6
558 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I know they say hot tubs are a no-no for the guy while you’re TTC. But I don’t think you taking a hot shower (even after hot baby-makin’ sex) would have any effect on whether or not your got pregnant.

Post # 7
22 posts
  • Wedding: December 2012


that’s funny, because my doc was like “heeeeeeeeeeeeeellllls no” (to the[overly/extremely] hot tub/shower while pregnant) though I was never given a specific reason why.

It’s funny how different medical practitioners give different answers. Can be confusing though.

@ the OP, I didn’t listen to my doc at all, and still enjoyed my hot steamy showers while pregnant with no adverse side effects (except maybe napping).

Post # 8
5154 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

WOW! I’ve never heard that or thought about it before so I guess I’m no help. I doubt it? But I guess is you just had sex and the sperm could be killed and then maybe?! haha I’m not sure.

Post # 9
376 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I’ve never heard of this either. Perhaps you shouldn’t have a really bath/hot tub soak RIGHT AFTER TTC… but I have a really really hard time believing that a hot shower would decrease your chances of getting pregnant. 

Post # 10
7082 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

Your body still regulates your internal temperature, so a hot shower shouldn’t matter.  Baths and hot tubs, on the other hand, you are soaking in that hot water which could get to some of the more superficial sperm.  That’s my take on the situation, anyway.

Post # 11
2538 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

@sassmeister: I was told no hot tubs or saunas, but hot showers were fine because it’s not like I was staying in the whoer long enough to get my core temperature to change. And I’m all about asking my doctor about every little thing next time. Sometimes  their stuff changes, but I’m an Angel Mom, so I’m scarred and scared.

Post # 12
8353 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

Hot showers are fine while you are trying. Just not sitting in hot water.

Something else to consider for those of you that are trying. Even though your guy might not like this idea, it is not good for him to wear tight pants or underwear while you are trying. It doesn’t give the little guys enough room, so if he is wearing tight pants and underwear, try getting him to wear looser pants and boxers.

Post # 13
543 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

WHILE your pregnant your not suppose to be in hot tubs/saunas but I’ve never heard of no hot showers while TTC.

Post # 14
5823 posts
Bee Keeper

According to the websites on my favorites list, hot showers are just bad for the “boy” sperm.  So if you’re trying for a girl, no harm no foul!

Post # 15
10367 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

The heat is not penetrating into your cervix. You’re totally fine. Your body temerature is almost 100 degrees, and a hot shower isn’t that much hotter than that. You’re definitely worrying for no reason.

Post # 16
2695 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I would think the reason why you wouldn’t want to soak in a bath/hot tub is for risk of infection which all of us girls are prone to if the tub isn’t cleaned well.  But I’ve never heard of it having a problem when TTC.

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