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Epsom Salt Bath?

post #1 of 10
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Does anyone know if this would be safe during pregnancy? I am 38 weeks along...Yippee!.... and after a day's worth of work in the house my body really needs a good relaxing soak. Otherwise I sleep like crap. I have heard that epsom salts help the body to relax.
post #2 of 10
my midwife and my mom(RN in L&D) recommends them and i take a few a week after long day at work.
post #3 of 10
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Sounds fantastic! Thanks!
post #4 of 10
My midwife recommended it to me as well! I had never heard of it before... but let me say I tried it and they are wonderful! I highly recommend one! I think I will have to take one this weekend
post #5 of 10
Epsom salts are magnesium sulfate, which is a muscle relaxer. Taken internally, it can lower blood pressure, but it also interferes with reflexes. It's given to women with Pre-e, to prevent eclampsia. At 38 weeks, I wouldn't worry too much, but I WOULD contact your care provider to make sure it's okay with THEM.

I'm restricting my epsom salt usage to soaking my feet after a shift until after pregnancy.
post #6 of 10
my midwife recommends epson salt baths. i have read that pregnant women should never take epson salt internally but i think baths are fine
post #7 of 10
Add some Lavender Essential Oil. mmmmmmm heaven :
post #8 of 10
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Originally Posted by Justthatgirl View Post
Add some Lavender Essential Oil. mmmmmmm heaven :
Isn't there a really nice brand of Lavender epsom salts? I remember using it last time when I had PUPPPs. Totally safe if you don't drink your bath water
post #9 of 10
How similar are these to "bath salts" like Burts Bees? I LOVE taking soaks with the Burt's Bees Therapeutic Bath Salts. It really makes a huge difference for muscle aches!
post #10 of 10
Oh, Burt's bath salts smell so good!!! I think they're pretty much the same thing.

And yeah, as long as we don't drink the bath water we're good!
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