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<p>I regularly soak in a tub... I have stopped since conceiving, but remind me why it is so bad?  What if I make the water temperture moderate, not hot??</p>
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<p>I miss my soaks :)</p>
 

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<p>Hi Frannie, I loved baths through my last pregancy, and hadn't heard that they weren't good.  If you or anyone else comes across any info I'd be interested, but I think it's fine!</p>
 

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<p>Raising your core body temperature is supposed to be dangerous (because fevers have been known to cause miscarriages).  I have literally NEVER seen a study which shows hot baths can induce miscarriage (hello, check out the abortion rates - think they'd be so high if an extra hot radox soak worked!?).  Don't have it so hot you're sweating and i'm sure you'll be fine.</p>
 

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<p>Oh, I agree.  Baths can't be bad!  And, they can be a really good way to relax. </p>
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<p>And, I'm certain the caution is about really hot baths and hot tubs.  I assumed that the true risk is that you would get lightheaded if they are too hot but I've also heard that there is some threat of damage to the fetus when your body temp raises above 102. </p>
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<p>So, I follow the rule that non-scalding baths are totally fine!  And, I've read that super hot baths and hot tubs are even ok for short periods of time (10 minutes or so).  </p>
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<p>If you're really worried you could take your temp mid-soak to make sure you're not getting too hot.   </p>
 

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<p>i think the current wisdom is that you can soak and in hot but that you should limit the soak to under 15 or 20 minutes.  i did do baths all through my pregnancy with dd and it was fine.  that was the only thing that helped my back and the other aches.  just go easy on the salts.  i blame the epsom salts for some of my labor problems (probably incorrectly so)....</p>
 

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<p>ahhh FABULOUS.  I am SO having a bath tonight.   I don't use salts I like oil in the bath so I come out all moisturized and gleaming.  </p>
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<p>HOORAY!</p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>hildare</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1316817/really-want-to-take-a-bath-tonight#post_16492238"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>i think the current wisdom is that you can soak and in hot but that you should limit the soak to under 15 or 20 minutes.  i did do baths all through my pregnancy with dd and it was fine.  that was the only thing that helped my back and the other aches.  just go easy on the salts.  i blame the epsom salts for some of my labor problems (probably incorrectly so)....</p>
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<br><br><p>Just curious, what do you think the epsom salts did?</p>
 

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Baths are fine. Ive been researching hot tubs because we are going on vacation in August and I really wanted to know why I couldnt get into a hot tub. I found several articles stating that as long as you can control the temprature in a hot tub, you are fine. Make sure it is below 100 degrees and your core body temp wont rise. Just be smart and use cues:<br>
Dont stay in there for an hour and keep filling it up with warmer water<br>
Get out if your skin is turning pink<br>
Get out if you are sweating<br>
Get out if your skin is shriveling up
 
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