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Whipple 11-04-2011 11:25 AM

Hot Tubs
I desperately want to sit in a hot tub. My hips are killing me, and my SOs parents just got a hot tub. Plus we go swimming often and I would like to go sit in one then as well. I'm 24 weeks pregnant. I'm going to ask my midwife about it, but I completely forgot last time. Any advice or anything?

ktmelody 11-04-2011 11:27 AM

We had a hot tub at our last house. I went in with the temp at 101 for about 15 minutes at a time. It really helped. The major rule is if you feel too warm get out...(common sense right? :giggle: ) or dizzy etc. i used ours until 39 weeks.

canadianbakers 11-04-2011 11:38 AM

Re: Hot Tubs
Go ahead, get in, and get some relief mama! :)

I have never avoided hot tubs while pregnant. I just get out if I start really feeling hot, like starting to sweat, kwim? Gives about 15mins at a time, depending on the heat of the tub :thumbsup:

Kirsie 11-04-2011 12:39 PM

Re: Hot Tubs
I go in every night. The temp sits between 98-102 and it's outdoors so I don't stress it too much. I'm not going to lie, I'm usually out there for nearly an hour. I think if you are in a low risk situation and keep the temp low you should be ok.

songbird516 11-04-2011 12:42 PM

Re: Hot Tubs
Like someone else said- if you start feeling uncomfortable, get out! Otherwise, go right ahead :) I LOVE hot water when I'm pregnant or not. My husband used to joke with my first "don't kill the little person" when I took showers because I take them so hot, lol.

ho11yb 11-04-2011 01:04 PM

My OB highly recommended the pool or hot tub to ease discomfort this pregnancy. She said the hot tub was fine but just to limit the duration of time & try to keep it to 10-15 minutes. Tbh I usually start feeling really warm even before 10 minutes & so often I will get out, get in the pool for a while to cool off, then go back in for a little longer.

Whipple 11-04-2011 03:13 PM

Re: Hot Tubs
Sweet! Now I just have to convince the MIL its ok, since it is her tub, lol.

angel0123 11-04-2011 06:22 PM

Wishing i had a hot tub. Suffering from hot tub envy.

lovebabies 11-04-2011 07:58 PM

I asked my midwife about it during my last pregnancy, and she said it was no big deal... "as long as you're not cooking your organs, the baby is fine!" :)

Truckerswife 11-04-2011 09:36 PM

Hot tubs are fine in your 2nd and 3rd trimester

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