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Is it ok to get a piercing while pregnant?

Is it ok to 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 more

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Dr. Julie Abbott
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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I'm pregnant but I am not keeping my baby so am i able to still get a nose piercing?

I'm pregnant but I am not keeping my baby so am i able to still get a nose piercing?

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

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Im 25 weeks pregnant & want to get my lip piercing redone. My piercings never got infected before, is it safe to get it redone?

Im 25 weeks pregnant & want to get my lip piercing redone. My piercings never got infected before, is it safe to get it redone?

Wait.: You are more susceptible to infections while you are pregnant. What's the rush? Pregnancy is complex enough; why add the risk of infection to it? Is there any particular reason you can't wait another 15 weeks, since you've waited this long? ...Read more

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Could pregnant girls get piercings?

Recommend: Against having any non-necessary procedures done during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Will I have to take out my clitoral hood piercing if I am pregnant? Will it affect anything?

Will I have to take out my clitoral hood piercing if I am pregnant? Will it affect anything?

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

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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?

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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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?

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

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Very irritated navel piercing don't know if infected what can I do to relieve the pain and swelling? Currently 8m pregnant!

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 more

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Is it okay if I keep my belly button piercing in through out my pregnancy ?

Piercings: A lot of women do keep these in place during pregnancy. The is issue is at delivery. If you require a c section and the piercing has metal in it, it must be removed. Many women remove this piercing around the early third trimester. ...Read more

Piercing (Definition)

Body piercing, a form of body modification, is the practice of puncturing or cutting a part of the human body, creating an opening in which ...Read more