Tip #57: Hot Tub

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Yes, it feels great to relax and soothe your sore muscles in a hot tub.

Unfortunately, this is something that you will need to avoid until after you delivery the baby.

The high temperature of the water in a hot tub can cause hyperthermia (overheating) in the mother. Some studies have shown an increased risk of miscarriage or neural tube defect (e.g., spina bifida) with hot tub use during the first six weeks of pregnancy.