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will sweating in a tub 8 wks pregnant cause harm?

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Hello,
I have always bathed and bought a pool thermometer for the bath and set it to 100 F as I am pregnant and heard this was a correct temp to set the tub. I usually don't sweat at this temp but I did twice. Usually the tub cools to 98-99 F. Never feel faint or light headed, but did have a head cold the 2 times I did sweat. I was 8 weeks or so when the sweating occurred in the tub would this harm my baby? Also before I knew I was pregnant I was having cramps, which I now know were implantation cramps, but at the time thought my period was going to start so had a couple of hot baths to relive the cramps to the point where had to lay down after getting out of tub. Would this have harmed my baby even though didn't know I was pregnant then?


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replied June 29th, 2014
Womens Conditions Answer A48056
Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum,
Mild increase in bathing water temperature should not affect the fetus within your womb. If worried you may consider taking serial HCG level test to see if the levels are rising adequately indicating that the pregnancy is going on smoothly. Anomaly scan done between 16-22 weeks would also help to rule out any defects. Visit your doctor/gynecologist for further examination, evaluation, clarification and assistance. Look out for development of any new symptoms. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Drink plenty of water. Take adequate rest. Maintain healthy diet and lifestyle.
Take care.


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