Im 35 weeks pregnant, how long can I soak in the tub and how hot can it be?

Cayce - posted on 12/29/2011 ( 6 moms have responded )




Im 35 weeks pregnant with my first child. For new years my boyfriend and I are getting a hotel room for the night for some much needed rest and relaxation. Well he got us a room with a jacuzzi tub and although I'm really excited I'm also really hesitant I've heard numerous times that if the water is too hot or I stay in too long that It could make me go into preterm labor or possibly hurt the baby. I've also been told not to worry about it that I will be perfectly fine. I cant help but worry, so am I safe to soak in the tub? For how long and how hot can the water be?


Bonnie - posted on 12/30/2011




I have always been told warm baths are okay, not hot and to avoid hot tubs and saunas for sure.

Kelli - posted on 12/30/2011




I personally wouldn't. If there's even a 1 percent chance it could harm u or the baby y would it be worth chancing? I no ur sooo tired and its tiring being prego but b carful love. Warm baths r fine but dnt push a hot tub ect.

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Cassandra - posted on 12/30/2011




I got into the hot tub all the time when I was prego. My doctor said it was fine as long as the temp stayed at 99 or under. My baby came out healthy :)

Kaitlin - posted on 12/30/2011




I adore hot hot hot baths and jaccuzzi's- unfortunately a no no. I don't find soaking in warm water helpful, it's not hot enough for me, so when pregnant I just skip it. Does your hotel have a pool? Swimming is AWESOME when you're pregnant. I found a lot of relief for my aches and pains, especially at the end, swimming in our local pool- yeah, I was 38 weeks in a bikini (only thing that would fit) and would just do laps. AHHHHHHH. Then take a nice shower with fancy soaps. Sorry if that's not helpful- I hope you have fun on your little babymoon!

Amanda - posted on 12/30/2011




Uggg...I feel your pain. I am 18 weeks pregnant and I moved into a new house just after Thanksgiving. The new place has a hot tub on the back deck and I can't use it!!! I am going to talk to my doctor about it, which is what I'd recommend to you btw, but I would say it would depend on how hot the water is and how clean the tub is. I would think it would be okay if the water was comfortably warm but not hot, and if the tub was sanitized between customers to reduce risk of infections. You just have to check all that out.

Chantal - posted on 12/30/2011




Congrats! I've researched this issue before when I was expecting. I read that the water shouldn't be so hot to make you feel faint but you can soak for as long as needed.


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