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Baths after waters break Fur_Cue 4 kids; Dundee, United Kingdom 1222 posts
15th Apr '13

Can you have a bath after your waters break?

Amber n dave Due August 28; 3 kids; Wisconsin 2273 posts
15th Apr '13

a shower is ok i think..but not a bath.

Squeaky McGee 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 63810 posts
15th Apr '13

It's not recommended. Although, some women labor in the tub after their water breaks. It increases the risk of infection.

Fur_Cue 4 kids; Dundee, United Kingdom 1222 posts
15th Apr '13

5 minutes apart right now and getting increasingly painful.. Damned waters had to break first :(

Squeaky McGee 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 63810 posts
15th Apr '13
Quoting Fur_Cue:" 5 minutes apart right now and getting increasingly painful.. Damned waters had to break first :("


Take a shower.

greenmamabecky☮ TTC since Jul 2013; 18 kids; Enfield, Connecticut 20987 posts
status 15th Apr '13

You most definitely can but if you're in the hospital they won't let you.

Jennybananna 2 kids; Gilbert, AZ, United States 25079 posts
15th Apr '13

Technically you aren't supposed to incase of infection. That being said woman labor and deliver in tubs all the time. If the tub is clean and there is no soap in the water then I personally would feel pretty safe.

Queen Aries Baby 1 child; Orlando, Florida 12052 posts
15th Apr '13

take a shower dont sit in the tub though to soak good luck momma

[Shelly&Dexter]-29weeks! Due July 3; 1 child; 1 angel baby; London, United Kingdom 3733 posts
status 15th Apr '13

i got told no baths after my waters broke.

CJKB+JMB=AMB 1 child; Watertown, New York 2525 posts
15th Apr '13

I've heard because the baby can drown you shouldn't. Not true right?
And if your not supposed to how do you explain water births??

Squeaky McGee 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 63810 posts
15th Apr '13
Quoting Carissa Biron:" I've heard because the baby can drown you shouldn't. Not true right? And if your not supposed to how do you explain water births??"


No, that's stupid. The baby is floating in amniotic fluid. It won't drown if you take a bath, it just increases the risk for infection.

Fur_Cue 4 kids; Dundee, United Kingdom 1222 posts
15th Apr '13

I phoned my hospital and they said I can, just no bubble baths or any products aka shampoos or anything.. Only have 2 more hours before I can go in now.. Unless these contractions get closer.

CJKB+JMB=AMB 1 child; Watertown, New York 2525 posts
15th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Squeaky McGee [24 wks]:</b>" No, that's stupid. The baby is floating in amniotic fluid. It won't drown if you take a bath, it just increases the risk for infection."</blockquote>




That's what I thought haha