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Old 05-04-2007, 08:14 PM - Thread Starter
 
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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.

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my midwife and my mom(RN in L&D) recommends them and i take a few a week after long day at work.
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Sounds fantastic! Thanks!

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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

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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.

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my midwife recommends epson salt baths. i have read that pregnant women should never take epson salt internally but i think baths are fine

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Add some Lavender Essential Oil. mmmmmmm heaven :

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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
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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!

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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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How much Epsom salts do you put in?
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Hello, I just wanted to add that taking a warm bath 100-103ºF with 2-3 cups of epsom salts is good for sore muscles after a workout, race, or for sore joints, bursitis, or plantar fascitis later in life.
http://www.epsomsaltcouncil.org/news...t-the-heat.php
Those body builders soak in epsom salt baths the night before they show off their muscles and then oil up their bodies, so the epsom salt does get into your skin.

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I researched this my last pregnancy and everything I found said don't do it while pregnant.
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Hospitals will put a pregnant woman on an IV of magnesium to lower blood pressure and stop contractions; of course, that is under medical supervision.

Magnesium is an essential mineral that works with calcium and phosphorus and all minerals for the necessary processes in your body.

Nobody is telling you to take an epsom salt bath. Talk to your doctor or midwife and decide what is best for your particular condition.

And good luck.
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My OB recommended Epsom salt baths in the later part of pregnancy. Check with your OB/midwife but am confident they are just fine.


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