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13Continuing To Take Hot Baths

Taking a bath raises your core body temperature, including the temperature inside your uterus.

Long hot baths can be so relaxing for the body and soul. Even sitting in a hot tub or jacuzzi may sound enticing. But if you are pregnant you may want to give up the hot water and settle for a warm bath instead. This is something that

not all pregnant women know about, which can make it a mistake for women who are expecting. When you think about it, hot water heats up your body from the outside in.

What exactly does that mean you may be asking? Well, when your pregnancy, the fetus is developing inside your womb. Hot water can also overheat your developing fetus, especially before seven weeks of pregnancy, which can lead to neural tube defects according to BabyCenter.com.

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