Can I do hot bikram yoga while I’m pregnant?

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Hi, can I do hot bikram yoga while I’m pregnant? If yes, when during my pregnancy should I stop? Thank you.

I strongly disagree. Pregnant women should not do hot Bikram yoga because it raises their body temperature. Some women may be at risk from the extreme temperature.

The American Pregnancy Association cautions against exposing yourself to excessive heat while being pregnant. Raising temperature above 101 degrees F could affect the development of your baby.

Chirapan Vinaikulpong, M.D.
Rehabilitation Medicine
Samitivej Hospital

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