The high heat to the body from these activities may have a harmful effect on your baby. There is a very small possibility that the brain and spine areas of your baby may not form the right way.
Avoid these activities during pregnancy. If you have already been in a hot area such as a sauna or hot tub, let your doctor and staff know now. You will be offered a blood test for alpha- fetoprotein (Maternal Serum Screening) around the 4th month of pregnancy that can help find out if your baby might have the type of problem mentioned above. More information on this test will be given to you.