When you are pregnant, your immune system is weaker, which makes you more susceptible to infections, “so, we recommend against getting piercings,” explains Saunders. Even though the risk is extraordinarily small, reputable professional piercing parlors will not pierce a pregnant woman, says Saunders.
Is it safe to get a piercing while pregnant?
A word of warning: Women are encouraged not to have piercings done on the belly button, nipples or genitalia during pregnancy or while trying to conceive because of the physical changes happening in your body at this time.
What piercings are safe to get while pregnant?
During pregnancy, earrings and nose rings can stay, and you don’t necessarily have to ditch piercings in your nipples or belly button either. “Some women find that they become uncomfortable as their skin stretches,” says Iffath A.
Do I have to take out my belly ring when pregnant?
Not only should you remove a recent belly button piercing after getting pregnant, you should hold off on getting any type of piercings during pregnancy. Pregnancy can weaken your immune system, putting you at risk of infection. So avoid puncturing any part of your body at this time.
Can hair be dyed during pregnancy?
The chemicals in permanent and semi-permanent hair dyes are not highly toxic. Most research, although limited, shows it’s safe to colour your hair while pregnant. Some studies have found that very high doses of the chemicals in hair dyes may cause harm.
How quickly do belly piercings close?
Fresh belly piercings tend to close quickly. If you’ve had one for years, it can close in a few weeks, but for some people it can take longer. Make sure you clean the area regularly until it’s fully healed. If you want to keep your piercing for the long term, put jewelry in it all the time.
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