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Hot bath and feel like having a hot flush

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harleysmammy Wed 25-Jan-17 22:31:56

So basically our shower and hot water for the bath broke a few days ago and we had someone come to fix it today. Normally i have luke warm baths that go ice cold within seconds of being in them, but today i had a bath and it didnt feel hot at all until id been in about 10 or 15 minutes and i noticed my face was really hot and it felt like i was having a hot flush. I got out and i still have a really hot face like a hot flush. He was kicking in the bath and have a little bit since being out but not too much (hes kicked all night before though). I know you shouldnt raise your core temp or whatever and now im really worried ive hurt him or overheated him. I had a cold water bottle in the room and had drunk half of it when i first got in the bath, but now i just feel like my face is on fire and im not sure if its the bath? Will be okay? Im 26 weeks and really starting to panic x

JohnLapsleyParlabane Wed 25-Jan-17 22:36:36

Baby is extremely unlikely to have been harmed by one hot bath. Call your midwife if you are worried.
Pregnancy makes some women's skin more sensitive so it could just be that you've sweated in the bath and that's what's making your face so hot. Have you tried a cool flannel?

raviolidreaming Wed 25-Jan-17 23:03:44

My midwife told me the risk with a hot bath isn't the same as a jacuzzi / sauna as a bath loses heat from the start, rather than staying at a constant temperature. Like JohnLapsley said, your skin also reacts differently. Having said that, there's nothing wrong with phoning the midwives for some reassurance or advice - it's what they're there for.

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