When I was pregnant w/ DS I heard "Don't take hot baths or go in spas while you're pregnant."
When I was pregnant w/ DD I heard "As long as the temperature is comfortable to you, it should be fine."
Now I'm hearing that getting your body temp above 101 can cause nerual tube defects in the first trimester. I've gotten in our hot tub 3 times and the water temp has been about 102. I don't know if that immediatley raises my body temp or what. I tend to soak for a bit, then sit on a higher seat so half of my body is out of the water, ottherwise I get too hot. I thought it was fine, but now I'm a little worried that I could have increased my risk for birth defects. What are your opinions about hot tubs/ spas/ hot baths?