Hot shower while pregnant?

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 16
231 posts
Helper bee

I didn’t see that you were pregnant! I commented on your other post and told you to come to the FWW thread. Congratulations lady!

Post # 18
4998 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Just use common sense. Don’t go sit in a hot tub or sauna for an hour. Your normal shower or bath is fine.

Post # 19
4233 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2015 - Hotel Ballroom

I am 37 weeks pregnant with baby #1, and would not have been able to SURVIVE this pregnancy without my daily, 30 minute hot ‘power shower’. I really love leaning my arms against the wall and letting the hot water blast my lower back! I also have this ‘routine’ where I gently rock side to side holding my belly and talking to my baby while I let the hot water soothe my neck and shoulders. I turn the temperature down when I am done having my ‘soothing spa experience’ and start actually washing myself…but that is more to ‘prepare’ me to leave the shower AKA ‘my happy place’. 

Darling Husband thinks I’m crazy (and hates the water bill), but my family doctor OK’d this behaviour early on in my pregnancy…so long as I don’t get light headed or feel weak he said it was fine!

I wouldn’t worry too much 🙂

Post # 20
755 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

I’ve continued to take blazing hot showers throughout. 34 weeks, all going fine!

Post # 21
38 posts
  • Wedding: November 2012

Do be careful though because you may get lightheaded more easily. When I felt nauseous during the first trimester, I started not taking a shower in the morning until after I ate breakfast (or at least a pre-breakfast snack) because there were a few times when I felt lightheaded in the hot water. Wasn’t a problem for me after the first few weeks though. 

Post # 22
699 posts
Busy bee

25 weeks pregnant now… and currently take showers sometimes that are so hot, I am surprised I have skin left after. You will be fine.

Post # 23
2902 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I feel like you can google “can I do (almost anything) while pregnant?” and you’ll find someone saying “ahhhh omg no, your baby probably has two heads now!” 😂 Ask your doctor if you’re worried, but I take plenty of hot showers and my kiddos are fine. 

Post # 24
11051 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I was worried about this but found that I started wanting my showers not so hot for some reason. As pp’s have suggested I know there is a concern about hot tubs/jacuzzis. I too had heard about not being able to have hot showers when I asked a co-worker I was advised my body will tell me, which in fairness it did. 

Post # 25
2523 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Baths and hot tubs, where you are completely submerged are more of a concern than I shower.  Just make sure you don’t get to the point where you feel sweaty or difficult to breathe.  I have found since about 5 or 6 weeks I get hot a lot easier, and hot showers no longer feel as good as they once did, so I’m naturally taking shorter showers anyways.    

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