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Is it safe to use a heating pad when your pregnant? Even in Like, the early weeks?? I know its a dumb question but I don't want to mess anything up...
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If you're using it on your back it's definitely fine. They only heat the surface of the muscles and definitely won't affect your internal temperature.(My husband is a physical therapist and has researched how much heat penetrates. Even the stuff he has at the hospital doesn't go more than a couple inches.)
In fact, when I called my OB with a cramping question she said it was likely RLP and to try a heating pad.
MyLittleSweetPea:My midwife said no also.... but said I could use one of those microwave beanbag thingies (that's an official term... of course!)
Same here MW said NO, but that the bean bag is good.
My doc says NO to that and to anything heated that will cause your body temp to rise (like a HOT bath).
He said if it turns your skin red, it's too hot. And anthing that raises your temp to 102 degrees (I think that was the temp) is not good for baby.
I'm going to ask him Wednesday if I can use one on my back..... On low of course.