Can I use a sauna or hot tub early in pregnancy?
It’s best not to. Some studies suggest that using saunas and hot tubs early in pregnancy, especially for long periods of time, is associated with birth defects. Your core body temperature rises when you use saunas and hot tubs. This rise in temperature can be harmful for your fetus.
Read more about reducing risks of birth defects.
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Published: September 2021
Last reviewed: September 2021
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