Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Jacuzzi and pregnancy?

Are you allowed to go in the Jacuzzi whilst being pregnant?

Here's the answer:

It has been advised that a pregnant woman should not stay in a jacuzzi/hot tub for any longer than 15 mins maximum. But the usual applies, that if its not that safe - don't even go there.

The main worry is over the heating effect (hyperthermia). There is evidence to suggest that a body temperature higher than 101 degrees fahrenheit (38.3 degrees celsius) can result in higher risks of birth defects in the first trimester of pregnancy. As a jacuzzi is maintained at the temperature of around 104 degrees fahrenheit (40 degrees celsius), and it takes 10-20 minutes for the body to reach 102 fahrenheit (38.8 degrees celsius), it is advised by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists not to recommend a hot tub.

It has also been mentioned to not let the jets to forcefully propel water near your vagina.

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