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Can You Get A Piercing While Pregnant
Yes but: It is ok to get a piecing during pregnancy as long as good sterile technique is used. Be prepared to have to remove them during labor as most hospitals require all metal be removed. Also belly buttons expand as the belly grows during pregnancy. Belly but ring sites can scar poorly due to the stretching. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more
No: Wait until after you are not pregnant ! you have increased vascular volume when you are pregnant and could bleed more if you are going to have a termination, wait at least 2 weeks after. ...Read more
Im 25 weeks pregnant & want to get my lip piercing redone. My piercings never got infected before, is it safe to get it redone?
A piercing parlor agreed to pierce my nose & I'm pregnant. I'm 31 weeks. Is it getting infected the only risk? If not, what other risks are there?
Infection: Infection is the main risk to piercings but keloid formation is also possible. As an OB, I always recommend evaluating the risks and benefits of anything in pregnancy and delaying even things with a small risk until after delivery if possible in order to be as safe as possible. A bad infection would be rare but not impossible so I'd recommend waiting. Best wishes to you and the baby. ...Read more
I have my nipples pierced and they are getting a goo around the piercing what would that be? I've had them for 5 years i'm currently 9 weeks pregnant
See a doctor: 3 possibilities: you might have an infection. Or, your milk glands are becoming active. Or, there is some other issue. You'll need a physician exam to determine the cause. Good luck. ...Read more
I am 7 weeks pregnant. I keep getting sharp pains from under my armpit to my nipple. Its a piercing pain. Is that normal? How can I relieve it ?
Your body's changing: These symptoms may be part of the changes to your breasts associated with pregnancy. Avoid wearing underwire bras during this time. You may try placing a warm compress over the area. If the pain worsens or persists or other symptoms appear, notify your obstetrician. ...Read more
Piercings and pregna: Assuming it is small it should pose no problems. I assume that the tract is mature so that it can be removed for short periods of time without closing over. At the time of delivery you may want to remove it just to be sure. Any episiotomy would be done on the tissue between the vagina and rectum. Discuss this with your OB but early in the pregnancy there is no issue. ...Read more
Very irritated navel piercing don't know if infected what can I do to relieve the pain and swelling? Currently 8m pregnant!
Agree w Dr. Raff: Check for signs of infection: ^'ed redness, warmth, swelling. ^'ed tenderness, pus, red streaking, swollen lymph nodes or fever. Recommend keeping piercing in place unless directed by Dr (if removed – drainage tract will close up w ^'ed risk of abscess formation). Call Dr for medical evaluation. Your Dr may prescribe oral antibiotics or antibiotic ointments to apply to piercing site. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If Accidentally swallowed an object like piercing while pregnant does it cross the placenta and harm the baby? What can and can't cross the placenta?
No it does not: cross the placenta. Only things in the blood stream can cross the placenta. And then not even blood cells cross it. So microscopic nutrients, minerals, some medications that are taken pass along with some other things too complicated for this discussion. So a piercing you swallowed does not leave your intestines, does not get in your blood stream and has no chance of passing to your baby, ...Read more
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