Aa
A
A
A
Close
Pregnancy Community
72.3k Members
1925157 tn?1328932617

hot tub and 17 weeks

Ok so I'm currently 17 weeks and 3 days pregnant and my family is bugging me about getting in the hot tub with them, is it safe to do so? It's an out door one and its like 40 some degrees outside. And I can set the hot tub temp at any temp. Could I get in with out hurting my baby ?
8 Responses
1806883 tn?1458324604
if its at a temp that you would bath in its ok, so not too hot, a hot one where you have to inch yourself in is not healthy for bub as it raises your core tempurature and that can be harmful
Avatar universal
I wouldn't recommend it at all. Any water temp. Above 100 degrees .. Is bad for your unborn baby. Definitely avoid any hot temperature water while pregnant.
Avatar universal
Found some additional info thought it might help..       How to reduce the risk if you choose to use a hot tub:
Although the Association does not recommend using hot tubs during pregnancy, here are some steps you can take to reduce any risk:

Re-program your hot tub to maintain a lower temperature.
Limit time in a hot tub to 10 minutes or less.
Monitor the temperature of the water by dipping a thermometer in the hot tub.
Monitor your body temperature to avoid overheating.
Pay attention to warning signs such as becoming uncomfortable or if you stop sweating.                      The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) states that becoming overheated in a hot tub is not recommended during pregnancy. ACOG also recommends that pregnant women never let their core body temperature rise above 102.2º F.
1954066 tn?1324924597
Me 2, idont rwcommend it. I read and my dr said its not good. They say it causes brain retardation.
Gooood luck!
Avatar universal
Hot tubs should be completely avoided during pregnancy. The temps plus if the chemical smell is to harsh the smell could also be harmful. I'd say don't risk it.

Avatar universal
Yeah, I wouldn't.
My doc strongly advises against it...
It could be real harmful for baby...
Not worth it.
Avatar universal
If it's a outdoor one wait 15 mins for the cool air to cool 8t then it should be fine try to limit it to 10 mins each get in for 10 mins then take a cool shower then get back in you should be fine
1 Comments
This is something my doctor just told me this week.  So, external temperature can be dangerous because it is like literally an oven.  I never really got why hot tubs were dangerous.  I'd skip it while pregnant to be honest.
134578 tn?1546634665
An obstetrics nurse who was one of our early members, Peekawho, did a test of this. She sat in a bathtub (at hot-bath temperatures, not even as hot as a hot tub and probably not as much of the body under the water) and took her temperature. Her body temperature went up well past 98.6 almost immediately. She said that when she cooled the water enough to bring her body even down to below 102 degrees, where it certainly should be if you are pregnant, the bath didn't even feel warm enough to sit in comfortably. If you are wanting proof of the safety of hot tubs (or lack thereof), get in one and take your temperature. The water has to feel awfully cool before your body stays at temperatures considered safe for the baby.
Have an Answer?
Top Pregnancy Answerers
13167 tn?1327197724
Austin, TX
Learn About Top Answerers
Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Popular Resources
Get information and tips on how to help you choose the right place to deliver your baby.
Get the facts on how twins and multiples are formed and your chance of carrying more than one baby at a time.
Learn about the risks and benefits of circumcision.
What to expect during the first hours after delivery.
Learn about early screening and test options for your pregnancy.
Learn about testing and treatment for GBS bacterium.