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Am I allowed to take a bath if my neck is open?

Am I allowed to take a bath if my neck is open?

Question:

- I want to know if I'm allowed to take a bath in the bathtub, and what can happen if I have my neck open. I'm pregnant in 22 weeks.

Answer:


In principle, a bath is not contraindicated in the bath as long as the integrity of the amniotic membranes is maintained, but it is good to be careful. You must avoid extremely high temperatures, steam baths and be careful not to slip when entering or exiting the bathtub. Usually, even if the external opening of the cervix is ‚Äč‚Äčopen, the internal opening of the cervix may be closed. Talk with your attending physician (the obstetrician who monitors your pregnancy) about this condition. Knowing your exact local situation, you are most able to make a decision in this regard.
Dr. Ciprian Pop-Began
- Obstetrics and Gynecology -
Clinical Hospital of Obstetrics-Gynecology Prof. Dr. Panait Sarbu