A long soak in the tub is a great way to relax and unwind after a hard day. Being pregnant can be exhausting and extremely difficult on the body, especially at the end. You may now be asking “Can I take a shower while pregnant?”
It’s not necessary to give up on your luxurious baths. It’s a great relief! A bath while you are pregnant can be a wonderful way to relax and soothe your back. Just remember to follow these rules.
PREGNANCY AND BATHING SAFETY
TIPS AND ADVICE
1. Keep the water temperature below 100 degrees F.
Pregnant Mamas should not allow their core temperature to exceed 102.2degF, particularly in the first trimester. Overheating can cause harm to the baby.
- Miscarriage and birth defects, especially in the first trimester.
- A drop in blood pressure that prevents proper oxygen and nutrient supply to your baby. This is dangerous at any stage of your pregnancies.
- You may feel dizzy or weak and even faint.
This is why you should not use hot tubs or saunas while working out, particularly during the first trimester exercises. If your body temperature is higher than 102 degrees F for more then 10 minutes, it’s considered to be overheating. While hot showers are acceptable, they should be kept short. Warm baths are safe for pregnant women. Get a baby thermometer, it’s worth it! Let it float and then adjust the temperature as necessary.
2. Fall hazards are a real danger!
Your belly becomes larger and your center of gravity starts to shift , especially if you can’t see any more. Your bump will be larger, so ask your partner to help you. To prevent a potential pregnancy bathtub accident, if you are alone, make sure to keep your balance and use a bath mat.
3. Pregnancy: Beware of soap/bath oil
Safe bath oils and soaps are available from many brands to maximize your bath experience! These soaps can be very relaxing and have many aromatherapeutic benefits. They can have very pleasant aroma-therapeutic benefits…
It is a good rule of thumb to avoid using scent, color, and bubbles. However, you can still set the mood. Light some unscented candles and enjoy relaxing music while you soak in your warm tub.
4. Every now and again, use Epson salt
Are pregnant women allowed to take Epson salt baths? Yes! Many midwives and obstetricians recommend it. An Epsom salt bath is a great way to relieve pregnancy-related pains and aches. It is not salt, however. It does not contain sodium chloride. Epsom salt, which is actually a crystalized form magnesium and sulfate, are two naturally occurring minerals.
It is a popular choice for expecting mamas. Add Epsom salt to your bath and reap the many benefits.
- Relaxation and calm anxiety are promoted
- Help relieve tired, sore and achy muscles
- Detoxify your body and eliminate toxins
- Exfoliating your skin will give you a youthful glow.
- Hemorrhoids can be treated.
5. The right time to take a bath
Pregnant ladies should choose the best time of the day to have a bath. It is a good idea to take a bath in the evening after you return from work if you are a working mommy. You can bathe while your children are at school or the house is quiet if you’re a stay-at-home Mommy. It’s best not to bathe after eating. It can cause nausea and interfere with digestion.
6. Take water with you while you are bathing
You should always have your water bottle with you during pregnancy. So why not keep it near the tub? Take a relaxing bath, and drink water to avoid dehydration.
7. You can’t allow water to enter your uterus!
Let’s end with some old wives tales… Many moms worry that bathwater can enter the uterus and cause harm to their baby. You don’t have to be concerned about this. Bathwater can’t get into your baby’s uterus and cause harm.