I like taking a hot shower in the evenings when my back is really sore after 8 hours of work (mine is a desk job). I tend to spend about 20 -25 mins in the shower. I tested positive 10 days back. Is this harmful for the foetus in the early stages? I read somewhere about this. Your inputs will very helpful.
It really depends on how hot the shower is. Being in hot water like that raises your body temperature, which isn't good for the baby, which is why they tell you not to use hot tubs and such. They recommend setting your water heater at about 120 degrees so that it doesn't get too hot for you and baby, or for baby after it's born and you bathe it.
hi, i know that being in a sauna or steam room is harmful. so i would imagine if you were in a very hot shower with steam all over the room would be the same kind of effect? im not 100% sure. you should do a seaech on steam rooms and pregnancy or something,
I think as long as you aren't sitting in the water (as in a bath) you aren't going to be raising your body temperature that much. I would try to make sure you are in a well ventilated bathroom and maybe reduce the time by 5 minutes or more but I really don't think you need to worry.
My parents have a hot tub and up until I was 25 weeks or so I would still go in for very short stints.
You will know if you get too hot...you usually will feel faint and light headed.
Not sure about this, but..... I LOVE long, hot showers and last pregnancy, if I was in too long I got REALLY nauseated and had to get out and get fresh air and almost threw up! This was this only time that I felt like I was actually going to vomit! So, maybe it was my bodies natural way of saying "get out.....it's too hot for the baby"...... just thought that I would share this~
I was very concerned about this same thing.I spoke with my ob/gyn about it and she said hot showers are absoulty fine. And that short baths early in pregnacny are also fine.She said just listen to you body. It will tell ou if your too hot1 hope this help a little bit