(Closed) Hot shower while pregnant?

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

yes you are over thinking it, you can take a hot shower.

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

I have never heard of this rule

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I thought the same thing because of the jacuzzi rule (I know it’s not the same thing) but I did wonder about it. I checked though, and it’s fine! Just wanted to make you feel better! 

Post # 8
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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cmtttc1717 :  Generally the concern is about hot tubs and saunas raising your core temperature.

https://www.healthlinkbc.ca/health-topics/tn9082#tn9082-sec

HealthlinkBC is the site connected to our Provincial NurseLine. You may find it handy to have a factual source of information.

General Pregnancy Topic

https://www.healthlinkbc.ca/health-topics/hw197814

if you have any concerns, do the Check Your symptoms. It is simple yes and no questions and will tell you whether or not they recommend you see  doctor and if so, in what time frame.

https://www.healthlinkbc.ca/health-topics/tw9725

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

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cmtttc1717 :  I’m 28 weeks with my first too and I’m overthinking everything. I love hot showers…like scalding. If my skin isn’t bright red at the end it wasn’t hot enough! But my husband has scared me into thinking I shouldn’t, so now they’re just barely hot. Blah. 

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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cmtttc1717 :  It’s fine. Hot tubs are also ok if the water is cooler than 102 degrees. Although the shower will be much hotter, your entire body is not submerged like a Jacuzzi. I’m pregnant with my second and I take as hot and long a shower as I like- the only risk would be getting lightheaded and fainting, which could hurt you but not the baby (at least not this early). I hung out in a shower with the very hot spray directly on my back for hours during labor!

Post # 12
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Bumble bee

Before I was pregnant I took longer showers with the water as hot as it would go. It’s gets cold in the Winter here and I liked the warmth of the water. 

After my embryo transfer I turned down the water temperature and limited to 10 minutes. It’s luke warm but not hot. And I don’t come out of the shower red and overheated anymore.

I was only cautioned about hot tubs, not hot showers, but I’m just more comfortable now. 

Do whatever you are used to and enjoy this exciting time. Congratulations! 🙂

Post # 13
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Helper bee

Omg I was literally just googling the same thing!! I’m dying for a hot bath right now too. It’s soooo cold here!! My mom is a nurse tho and scared me saying that it could raise body temp too much and potentially cause birth defects. Now I don’t know what to do. I think I’m just going to freeze until I can talk to my doctor. Ugggggh 🛀🏽

Post # 14
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Helper bee

My doctor said hot showers are fine

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Chance99 :  hot baths are ok bc the water isn’t constantly moving and heated, so your body temp won’t be raised like it would with a hot tub.

 

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

My nonmedical opinion: I dont think a shower can possibly hurt you, because you arent even fully in the water, and it is such a short time.  If you want a long warm bath, get one of those little thermometers and keep the water under 102 degrees.  Bring a cool glass of water with you.  And if you ever feel overheated or dizzy, get out.

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