Did I just hurt my baby?

posted 2 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
10033 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

You’re probably fine. I wrapped up in a heating blanket in my first trimester and totally didn’t even think about it. 

Post # 3
781 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

It’s your body temperature that matters not the water. as long as you didn’t get super hot you should be fine! God pregnancy is such a mindf*ck sorry you’re freaked out bee!

Post # 4
6844 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2016

You’re probably fine but have you talked to your OB about baths? Mine said no hot baths. But I also liked taking really hot baths where I’d emerge looking like a lobster. 

Post # 5
3118 posts
Sugar bee

The water temperature isn’t what’s important. Your CORE temperature being high is what hurts the baby. I took a warm bath almost everyday my entire pregnancy – and my skin did turn red. BUT my skin turns red with warm water washing my hands, so that’s not a great indictator of anything.

If I wasn’t sweating, super flushed, or burning up, I didn’t really pay attention to how hot the water was. I figured there were people working out that had a higher core temp than I ever did, so I was fine. I always kept my baths to about 15 minutes, never really more than that.

My son is fine. Pay attention to how hot (or not) it’s making you. If you’re not overheating, neither is baby. Relax and enjoy. Next time take your temp if you’re worried, but you’ll know if you’re getting too hot. 

Post # 6
2447 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

I’ve read that you don’t want your core temp to hit 102. If you never even went above 97.7, you are absolutely fine. https://www.livestrong.com/article/423024-pregnancy-exercises-core-body-temperature/

I’ve ben thinking about this lately because I just got back from vacation where we went to natural hot springs several times. (I’m 11 weeks preggo.)  I made sure to stay in the much cooler springs and mostly away from the hot input, and I never got red / flushed / felt hot. Raising your body temp by ~4 degrees definitely requires some pretty warm water. 

Post # 7
755 posts
Busy bee

It’s your core temperature that’s the important thing so if yours has been at or below 37.7 the whole time, you’re totally fine

Post # 8
3008 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’d be absolutely shocked if this could have possibly had any sort of negative impact on your baby.

Post # 9
4242 posts
Honey bee

I took baths throughout my whole pregnancy. Like someone said, the reason they warn against hot tubs is because it raises your body temperature which could be (COULD BE) dangerous. If your temperature was fine (and honestly, it never occured to me to even check my temp when I was soaking in the tub) then you’re fine- doesn’t matter what the water’s temperature is.

Post # 10
89 posts
Worker bee

I have a 6 yo daughter and a 5 month old son and I took baths with both of them and they are perfectly healthy.  

Post # 11
49 posts
  • Wedding: July 2018

Unlikely but I wouldn’t do it anymore. Best thing is to talk to your doctor. As a non obgyn physician giving advice (caveat!), I’d gone down the temperature until you give birth. 

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