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Safe to use a heating pad?
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An_217905 posted:
Is it OK to use an electric heating pad on my stomach, if it's on low? I'm in my 6th week, and have been experiencing a lot of on and off abdominal pain. I think heat would help. Also, what about hot baths? thanks.
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jmk6207 responded:
I just read in "What to Expect" to avoid heating pads, really hot baths and hot tubs. I also saw that the cramping should let up a little after your sixth week so hang in there and maybe next week will be better! I am in the same boat as you....4 weeks right now and cramping but not severe enough to be concerned.
 
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writer1976 replied to jmk6207's response:
Thanks for the reassurance! I did talk to my ob's office today and they said heating pads are ok if on low heat and you don't keep it on the same place for more than 10 minutes at a time.


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