Deli meats for pregnant woman

Deli meats for pregnant womanIt's not safe to eat precooked meats such as deli meats, hot dogs, and pâté when you're pregnant unless they're heated until steaming hot. Pregnant women are about 20 times more likely than other healthy adults to get listeriosis, and newborns – not moms – suffer the most serious effects of infection during pregnancy. Listeria can cross the placental barrier or, more commonly, be transmitted in the birth canal, and it can be devastating for the baby. Every year or so, an outbreak occurs in which miscarriage...

The safty when sitting in a hot tub during pregnancy

The safty when sitting in a hot tub during pregnancyHot tubs are usually too hot to be safe for pregnant women to use. We know that water over 105 degrees is damaging to developing cells. It won't damage yours, but the baby is sitting in fluid that's also going to get very warm. And extreme temperatures can damage early embryos. So hot-tubbing in the first trimester could cause malformations in the fetus or cause you to lose the baby.

To take hot baths while I’m pregnant

As long as the water temperature isn't over 100 degrees Fahrenheit. If you have to ease your foot into the tub, it's too hot. If you're comfortable getting into the water, the temperature is close to your own body temperature, which is where you want it. Anything hotter can damage your baby's developing cells, and though you can cool off by sweating, your baby can't. It's also fine to use bath oils or bubble bath — your cervix is closed, so there's no danger of these products reaching your baby.

To sit in a hot tub while I’m pregnant

It's not a good idea unless you can control the temperature and set it at no more than 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Soaking in hot water or sitting in a hot, steamy room can make you overheat, which raises your heart rate and reduces blood flow to your uterus, potentially putting your baby under stress or interfering with normal development. And because pregnant women have a hard time cooling down, you're more likely to pass out if you get overheated in a hot tub or sauna — which would, of course, be very danger...

To get a seaweed wrap when I’m pregnant

If you get a wrap, don't get dehydrated or overheated in the process. Dehydration can lead to increased uterine activity and contractions; these won't change the cervix or trigger labor, but they can make you very nervous. So make sure to drink plenty of water prior to, during, and after the procedure. More important, being overheated can make you pass out. And getting overheated early in your pregnancy can slightly increase the risk of neural tube defects. Unfortunately, the damage occurs within 23 days of...

To get a mud bath during pregnancy

We don't allow pregnant women to get into the mud because the temperature of the mud is usually about 103 degrees and you're in for roughly ten minutes. That will raise your basal body temperature and speed up your metabolism, which can potentially be harmful to the fetus. There have been times when people have come in not knowing they were pregnant and had a mud bath and to our knowledge suffered no harmful effect. But we'd rather not subject a fetus to any potential risk.

What causes eczema?

No one knows for sure, but we do know that the tendency to have eczema is often inherited. So your baby is more likely to have it if you or a close family member has had eczema, asthma, or allergies. Eczema is not an allergic reaction to a substance, but it can be triggered by allergens in your baby's diet — or in your diet if you're breastfeeding. The rash can also be aggravated by heat, irritants that come in contact with your baby's skin (like wool or the chemicals in some soaps, lotions, and detergents)...

What causes hives?

Hives show up when the body releases a chemical called histamine. There are so many reasons this might happen that you might have trouble identifying the culprit, but here are the most likely possibilities: Insect bites and stings. If your baby's allergic to bees or fire ants, for example, he could develop hives in reaction to being stung or bitten. Food. Your baby might get hives in reaction to something he eats, once he's eating solids. Or he might react to something you ate if you're breastfeeding him. T...