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Hot water bottle or heat pack allowed

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Em2122 Sat 13-Jun-20 19:43:01

I have had a baby before but was induced and then had an epidural at 7cm. When I was experiencing the surges I remember thinking a hot water bottle would help. Would it be possible To fill it up with hot water in hospital. If I got some sort of heat pack, would a microwave be available?

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FirstTM2020 Sat 13-Jun-20 19:58:12

Hey, im a nurse within the NHS and theres a policy on hot water bottles, not allowed to heat them up for patients ☹️ (i think its a crap policy i love a hot water bottle) xx

fedupandlookingforchange Sat 13-Jun-20 20:04:49

I took a hot water bottle with my during labour and the midwives did fill it for me.
Standing under a hot shower was also great, I was in there for hours!

Dyra Sun 14-Jun-20 19:46:13

My trust provided a heat pack. When it cooled down, they heated it back up in the microwave. It was heavenly. Shame it was only good for a few uses. I'd have loved to have taken it home with me.

I also work for said trust. There is also a policy of not using or filling up hot water bottles for patients.

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