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Epsom salt bath ChristinaLynne Due October 7 (boy); 2 kids; Pancake, TX, United States 29415 posts
19th Apr

Can you take one while pregnant? My body is so sore so after stuffing eggs I was thinking of taking a warm bath with some Epsom salt. Then I remembered I'm pregnant lol. So yes or no?

Clk 2 kids; Dexter, Michigan 11945 posts
19th Apr

It should be fine, nurses were recomending that to me after I gave birth so pregnant is probably fine too.

Lois. 1 child; Pennsylvania 2653 posts
19th Apr

Go for it!

lalalalove [+2! ♥] 2 kids; Gainesville, Florida 2071 posts
19th Apr

it's fine, i took epsom salt baths towards the end of my recent pregnancy and they helped with my back pain a lot.

ETA: epsom salt is also used as a laxative i believe, and i'm pretty sure that use isn't okay during pregnancy. but for soaking, it's totally okay. :)

Pole lizard Due July 1 (girl); 2 kids; My house, VA, United States 1611 posts
19th Apr

Yes go for it! If I had some I would take a nice soak. 

Sarah ♥ K&K 2 kids; South Land, CA, United States 120826 posts
19th Apr

I was told they were ok back when I was pregnant with Kieran.  I was having off and on contractions with him from 35 weeks on and thats the only thing my OB would suggest.

.:Michelle:. 3 kids; Mississauga, Ontario 3551 posts
19th Apr

I took a bath a few days ago using the bath salt. I googled first and it's apparently fine.

ChristinaLynne Due October 7 (boy); 2 kids; Pancake, TX, United States 29415 posts
19th Apr

Thanks ladies!  I'm gonna light a lavender candle while I am at it. I just read it's really good for you. Apparently can lower blood pressure, ease BH and such. 

fertility goddess Due November 14; 2 kids; United States 1450 posts
19th Apr

Quoting lalalalove [+2! ♥]:
it's fine, i took epsom salt baths towards the end of my recent pregnancy and they helped with my back pain a lot.

ETA: epsom salt is also used as a laxative i believe, and i'm pretty sure that use isn't okay during pregnancy. but for soaking, it's totally okay. :)


If I remember correctly it's high in magnesium and "too much" magnesium can cause you to have loose stools.  Sort of like prunes.  But it just depends on what your levels are like how it will affect you.