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Can Having a Really Hot Bath Lower Your Blood Pressure ?

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If u take a really hot bath can the water lower your blood pressure enough to make you almost faint? :?:
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replied May 12th, 2006
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Never heard of that sounds like an old wives tale, the only thing I know form what the drs told me is not to take a bath when my water broke for risk of infection besides that your fine to go....

My blood pressure fluctuated the first 5 months from really low to high but it wasnt during bath time, by a digital blood pressure thing I have one and its awesome!!
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replied May 13th, 2006
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My dr told me to avoid hot baths/showers hot tubs/saunas/steam rooms cause when you get overheated or too warm its bad for the baby some how I dont know.. But I would avoid it just incase..
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replied May 13th, 2006
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I think it is true. When I get in hot bath I sometimes feel like i'm going to faint. I tried ity while pregnant before I found out it was bad and I could only manage a few seconds and I had to get out.
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replied May 13th, 2006
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Now I didnt see the host bath part.......

I took a few hot baths and never had a problem but hey everyone is different
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replied May 13th, 2006
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Before I was even pregnant sometimes I would feel like I was going to faint from a hot shower/bath.
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replied May 15th, 2006
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Very hot baths in pregnancy can be dangerous I would stick to warm water if I ws you .
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replied May 17th, 2006
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Its not good to be taking hot baths while you are pregnat
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replied May 17th, 2006
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Yes, as said by a doctor " hot bath's / hot water can cause harm to your baby" . Its not good to stay in a hot bath/ hot tub for more than 15 minutes. I would stay with luke warm water if I was you.

Good luck in your decisions,
and with your preggyness.

- b
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replied February 14th, 2009
i took a hot bath the night i had my baby 2 weeks early with adrenal haemorrhaging and one kidney not working don't know if its related but i would say never do it
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