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How your pregnant bump loves your unborn baby

Find out the reassuring ways your growing bump is helping your baby to form and develop from the moment you conceive

Posted: 11 November 2010
by Liz Stansfield

Your bump - Regulates your baby's temperature
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Amazing bump fact 6 – it regulates her temperature

As your growing baby is linked to your circulation system through the umbilical cord and placenta, you have a hand in controlling her temperature and heart beat. “If you get too hot or cold, yours and your baby’s heart rates could increase or drop,” explains Joanne.

“You need to make sure you don’t overheat or get too chilly, so in winter dress yourself in layers to keep snug. Avoid saunas, hot tubs and hot water bottles on your tummy so you don’t raise the temperature inside your womb.”


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