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    During my pregnancy, are hot tubs safe?

    I'm currently 22 weeks pregnant, and like to relax in the hot tub to de-stress. Is this something I can do during pregnancy?
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  • Dr Tilak Weerasiri

    Gynaecologist, Gynaecologist - Infertility (IVF) Specialist, Obstetrician

    Dr Tilak Weerasiri, an accredited private obstetrician and gynaecologist, is based in the Northern suburbs of Melbourne. His private consulting rooms are located at 11 … View Profile

    The British College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists do not recommend hot tubs or spas during pregnancy for the reason that it may increase core body temperature. There are some recent studies that show this may not be the case. It’s a controversial topic and it’s best to discuss it with your doctor.

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