Yes, it’s completely fine to take a bath during an early-stage miscarriage. The process by which the uterus sheds its lining can continue unimpeded in water. As long as you are capable of walking, bathing is perfectly safe—just be sure to avoid submerging your feet in the tub so that there is no risk of infection from bacteria lingering near your cervix.
No – it’s not OK to have a bath when you are experiencing an early miscarriage. Clinical studies show that having baths and taking showers during an early stage pregnancy puts unborn babies at risk for death and paralysis due to decreases air flow and oxygen flow around your baby’s body which can lead to birth defects like anencephaly (birth defect where all or part of the baby’s brain and skull is missing).
Whichever side you choose to believe, it’s important to remember that bathing during any stage of pregnancy is a personal choice. Speak with your doctor if you have any questions or concerns.
If you are miscarrying and choose to take a bath, be sure to keep the water temperature cool and avoid submerging your feet to minimize the risk of infection. And, as always, consult with your doctor if you have any questions or concerns.
The Bottom line:
Whether or not to take a bath during pregnancy is ultimately up to the individual woman. If you are miscarrying, however, it is best to avoid using a bathtub or hot tub.