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Is it safe to get a spray tan while I am pregnant?

Is it safe to get a spray tan while I am pregnant?

Doubt it: I've said it before and i'll say it again: why you wanna put weird chemicals all over your skin? The skin is a huge absorptive surface and no one is ever ever going to test the safety of this process on pregnant women- please think carefully about everything you feed your skin and your mouth. ...Read more

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Dr. Krishna Kumar
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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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Is it safe to get a hair relaxer while I am pregnant?

Is it safe to get a hair relaxer while I am pregnant?

Yes: It is safe for the pregnancy as long as you have it done in a well ventilated area. But using chemical products in pregnancy can damage your hair more than if not pregnant. Having said that, many women have used these products safely without any significant hair damage. The baby will be happy you look so good momma, . ...Read more

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Is it safe to tan while 29 weeks pregnant and if not what about spray tan?

Is it safe to tan while 29 weeks pregnant and if not what about spray tan?

Why not wait?: Not sure there's much evidence one way or the other to say if those are good or bad for the fetus. Why not just wait until after delivery to be absolutely certain. Makes sense to me. ...Read more

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Is it safe to have a spray tan if i’m pregnant.?

Not recommended: Tanning is not safe and is not recommended for anyone. It increases the risk of skin cancer and accelerates facial and body aging. Sunscreen with titanium and zinc can help protect you from uva and uvb rays, but avoiding sun exposure is best. Spray tanning and tanning lotions are a reasonable alternative to achieve a bronzed look, but they may not be safe for pregnant/ lactating women. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get a tattoo while pregnant?

Is it safe to get a tattoo while pregnant?

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 until after you deliver your baby? ...Read more

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Just found out I am 4 weeks pregnant is it safe to get excited?

Just found out I am 4 weeks pregnant is it safe to get excited?

A little excited: It is fine to get a little excited, but it is also natural for a certain percentage of pregnancies to miscarry. One can get even more excited after another couple of months. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get a facial while pregnant?

Is it safe to get a facial while pregnant?

Yes: One word of caution though: avoid any substances with retinol and/or retinoic acid in it. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get a tattoo while your pregnant?

Is it safe to get a tattoo while your pregnant?

Avoid it.: While in theory it is ok to get a tattoo while your pregnant, there is a risk of contracting infections at the site even if the utensils used are cleaned appropriately. It is your choice, but I wouldn't recommend it. ...Read more

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Is tisane de durbon safe to take while pregnant im trying to get pregnant and just would like to know if I do get pregnant will it be safe to take it?

Is tisane de durbon safe to take while pregnant im trying to get pregnant and just would like to know if I do get pregnant will it be safe to take it?

Nope.: All non-fda approved dietary supplements carry unknown risks for the unborn fetus/embryo and their use should be avoided throughout pregnancy and lactation! tisane de durbon in particular has alcohol content that is unsafe during pregnancy and lactation. Do not take it! ...Read more

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Is it safe to take somnapure while pregnant? I use it but I am trying to get pregnant. I just want to know if I can continue to take it once pregnant.

Is it safe to take somnapure while pregnant? I use it but I am trying to get pregnant. I just want to know if I can continue to take it once pregnant.

Most experts: agree that even "natural" supplements (herbs etc) should be AVOIDED in Pregnancy (And I for one AGREE with them) Ask your OB-GYN....he/she should be the final source of infomation on this issue! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Is it safe to use proactive for acne while I am pregnant?

Unknown: The active ingredient in proactive is benzoyl peroxide which is considered a pregnancy category c medication. This means that essentially it is unknown if there is an adverse outcome in pregnancy as there have not been any human studies performed. If the acne is something you can live with, i would recommend just using soap and water and avoiding medication. Or go to see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Is it ok to use insecticide when I am pregnant?

Is it ok to use insecticide when I am pregnant?

Avoid exposure: Most non-organic insecticides are toxic or carcinogenic if with chronic exposure. Avoid being exposed to them especially during the first trimester. ...Read more

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Is it safe for me to get a massage when pregnant?

Is it safe for me to get a massage when pregnant?

Yes: If a woman had no problems with massage therapy before pregnancy, and felt more relaxed after a massage, then she should be fine getting similar massage therapy during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get x-rays while pregnant?

Is it safe to get x-rays while pregnant?

Depends on dosage: We cannot say x-rays are "safe". However, we can say that it is appropriate for physicians or providers to order one with a shield if the benefit of the information outweighs the risk. (the risk/benefit must be considered before giving medications to pregnant women also.) it is better if ultrasound or MRI can be substituted for a single plain x-ray; fluoroscopy should be avoided. Ask about dosage. ...Read more

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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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