Q&A: Hot Tub Safety

Although it sounds dreamy, hot tubs and saunas are a no-no during pregnancy. Find out why.

Q. Can I go in a sauna or hot tub?

A. Stay out of hot tubs and saunas. Raising your body temperature over 102 degrees can harm your baby, and if you spend more than a few minutes in a hot tub or sauna, your body temperature may climb that high. It's best to avoid them during pregnancy. Electric blankets are fine, though -- they don't get hot enough to cause trouble.

Originally published in You & Your Baby: Pregnancy.

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