KXAN News – Dangers of Heat in Pregnancy

Dr. Jen Mushtaler (a.k.a. OB JEN) was featured on KXAN Health Watch this past Saturday to discuss the Dangers of Heat During Pregnancy.  Here’s a recap in case you missed it!

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Video Replay: http://www.kxan.com/dpp/health/how-heat-affects-pregnant-women

AUSTIN (KXAN) – “OB Jen” Dr. Jennifer Mushtaler shares important information about how the heat affects pregnant women.

Tips to keep cool if you’re pregnant:
1.Drink six to eight glasses of water daily
2.Avoid caffeine and salt
3.Apply sunscreen daily and reapply hourly if you’re in the sun
4.Exercise indoors during cool times
5.Carry a spritz bottle

The most common complication for late-term pregnant women is preterm labor.

The baby’s temperature is a degree or two higher than the mother’s temperature, and they don’t have a way to cool off.

Consult with your physician when deciding to exercise.

To schedule an appointment with OB JEN, visit Capital Ob/Gyn Associates of Texas www.capobgyn.com.