Becoming overheated throughout the early months of being pregnant can be unhealthy not only for you but also for your unborn child. Current research indicates that a slight rise in your immediate body temperature during the early stages of fetal organ development can possibly lead to newborn birth defects. These studies were found by studying pregnant women whose measured high temperatures were a result of illness rather than the use of hot baths.
The water in hot tubs is generally too hot for the pregnant women to safely sit in for any extended time periods.
Nevertheless, when you are pregnant becoming overheated presents problems, including lightheadedness. Keep in mind, that should you begin to feel faint, immediately get out of the tub or hot bath.
It is commonly understood that a pregnant woman, in general, has a more difficult time maintaining a cool body temperature as it is, so they are more apt to pass out after getting overheated in a hot tub.
Even worse, the potential exists for placing the unborn baby under stress or interfering with its normal development. As a result, it is highly recommended that expectant mothers avoid the potential for raising their body temperatures when pregnant.
The water in hot tubs is generally too hot for the pregnant women to safely sit in for any extended time periods. Water heated above 105 degrees can be damaging to human developing cells and serious damage may be done to your baby.
If you do enter a hot tub, make sure that you can maintain the temperature control to no more than 100 degrees F and that you also reduce your actual time in the tub.