Bellybeans reduce risk of Over heating

Overheating (Hot Tubs, Saunas, Electric Blankets, etc.)

Should I avoid or limit it? Yes. You should limit activities that would raise your core temperature above 102°F (38.9°C). They include:

  • using saunas or hot tubs
  • taking very hot, long baths and showers
  • using electric blankets or heating pads
  • getting a high fever
  • becoming overheated when outside in hot weather or when exercising

What are the risks, if any, to my baby? If your body temperature goes above 102°F (38.9°C) for more than 10 minutes, the elevated heat can cause problems with the fetus. Overheating in the first trimester can lead to neural tube defects and miscarriage. Later in the pregnancy, it can lead to dehydration in the mother.

Filling your bed with pillows

Filling your bed with too many pillows is risky too. It also reduces quality of sleep and causes restlessness. Try using smaller cushion pillows or our Bellybean Maternity Pillow