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Is It Safe To Get A Tattoo In Pregnancy
No: Well really the answer is maybe. Tattooing has some risks whenever you get it. There is a small risk of infection (hiv, hepatitis c) that is reduced with using clean needles in a clean place. But there is a risk of infection from the break in the skin that occurs. This infection can spread to the blood and put your baby at risk. In general, we recommend you wait until after to get a tattoo. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Yes: Getting a tattoo gives you some risk of developing hepatitis which may be in a short course or after significant time has passed. Much less likely if gotten at a reputable locale as they are much more likely to take precautions to ensure sterility of the needles. That is the same risk whether you are pregnant or not. Certainly a case of buyer beware. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Yes, you can get manicures during pregnancy. The hand massages feel great. Choose a polish that is free of chemicals like toluene, formaldehyde and dbp. Make sure the instruments are sterilized so you don't get an infection. Be careful of artificial nails and fills as the small particles can become airborne, wear a mask if you are having this service. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I don't see why not: Should be fine; unless your birthmark was a hemangioma (a large collection of vessels in the skin) the birthmark is, literally, skin deep. You could even use your birthmark in the tattoo if u want! Make sure your artist is using clean technique, and that he/she is licensed. There is definitely a risk of getting an infection, even Hepatitis B/C, and we'd like to minimize that. Good luck! ...Read more
Tattoos on your breasts, or elsewhere, will not have any effect on your pregnancy or on breastfeeding your new baby. It may not be a good idea to get a new tattoo during pregnancy or while breastfeeding, because of the small risk of infection from the small breaks in the skin that ...Read more
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