Heating pad

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  1. Manunya

    Manunya New Member

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    Hi girls! I am almost 6 weeks pregnant. I am crying all day today worrying that I did something bad. I am very sleep deprived lately and wake up 7-10 time per night, plus now urge to pee started. So, for the past few days i would heat up heating pad on low (1 level), turn it off and put it on my butt. The warmth calms me down and i dont pee as much. Well this morning i put heating pad on my butt while laying on a side and dosed off before turning it off :(. I woke up from the hot feeling in my buttocks. I jumped off the bed immediately, measured my temperature and it was only 99.1 so core temp didn't raise. Idk how long i dosed off for but assume not for long. Usually heating pad becomes very hot and than the heat drops and its just slightly warm, so hopefully i dosed off for a few minutes since when i woke up my butt was hot like it just started heating up. I did call doc and she said its unlikely to damage the baby but i am still worrying like crazy and crying all day for doing something stupid like that. Any advice to help me calm down. Thank you!
     
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    Kitana Moderator

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    So you put it on your behind and are worried you damaged the baby? Or did you place it on your lower belly?
     
  3. Manunya

    Manunya New Member

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    Yes I put it on my buttocks while laying on a side, it wasn't touching the belly at all. When i woke up my butt was burning hot. Usually the pad gets really hot for first few minutes and then heat drops and its just warm, so i am hoping I dosed off for few min only. I read that heat can do damage to neural tube and brain. But thats when core temp raises high. I am still so worried :(((.
     
  4. Kitana

    Kitana Moderator

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    Your baby is not in your butt.
    It's located between your pelvic bones in a cushiony pillowy uterus. Putting a heating pad on your butt will not damage the embryo. Try not to worry.x
     

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