We've just moved house and "inherited" a bath which is either a jacuzzi or a whirlpool bath - I don't know the difference - it's got lots of holes in the side which the water comes out of! I know jacuzzi baths aren't recommended in pregnancy but does this apply to home baths too? Are whirlpool baths safe? And how can I tell which one I've got?
If it's hottubs, it's mainly the high temps, but I believe the bubbles may raise blood pressure? I used to sit in one for short periods of time at the pool when PG with DD2, cause DD1 liked to - but not for long.
I remember a similar thread on this a while ago - someone suggested that jacuzzis were a no-no because they send bubbles up (ahem) where the sun don't shine. PMSL. I'm sure a home bubble tub should be fine as long as it's kept nice & clean - a friend hadn't used hers in a while and when she put it on a load of mould shot out of all the jets, lovely!!
hhmmmmm .. mine might be mouldy as it hasn't been used for a while. Will have to find out how to clean it out.
I'm 16 weeks. Does this make a difference. Actually if there's any risk of miscarriage I shan't be getting in it as have has 2 miscarriages at 10 weeks and 2 at 5 weeks before conceiving this one. Was just wondering if these home "jacuzzi" type things are not the same as the ones you get at spas / hotels etc. Or if it's a whirlpool bath is that different?