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Is it safe to get a tattoo in pregnancy?

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 more

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Dr. Michael Gabor
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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 tattoo during pregnancy?

Is it safe to get a tattoo during pregnancy?

No: It is not safe. Tattoo inks are not fda approved and often can have rather toxic ingredients. Small amounts of these materials can enter the blood stream and potentially affect the unborn child. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get acupuncture during pregnancy?

Is it safe to get acupuncture during pregnancy?

Yes: But you want to see someone who is experienced with pregnant women. If it is a treatment that can be delayed until after delivery that might be better. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get acrylic nails during pregnancy?

Is it safe to get acrylic nails during pregnancy?

Yes: Just make sure your nail salon is well-ventilated. You want to avoid exposure to chemical fumes. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get an X-ray during pregnancy?

Is it safe to get an X-ray during pregnancy?

Depends: Depends on the reason. We try to avoid exposing the fetus to xrays if at all possible especially during early pregnancy. If it is absolutely needed to treat an emergency it can be done and a lead shield will be used to cover the abdomen. Consult your md before having and xrays. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get liposuction before pregnancy?

Is it safe to get liposuction before pregnancy?

OK before or after: It's your choice when as long as you're not currently pregnant. ...Read more

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If I had an abortion in June is it safe to get pregnant in September? Can the abortion cause complications for a future pregnancy?

If I had an abortion in June is it safe to get pregnant in September? Can the abortion cause complications for a future pregnancy?

Pregnancy: Safety is always a relative thing. Generally speaking, it should be reasonably safe although you are at a slightly higher risk of a miscarriage. And can abortion cause future problems? Yes, but generally most people are ok. Abortion does have a psychological component as well. Many women suffer from depression later. You are listed as male in the info line, whats the story? ...Read more

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Is it safe to get a bikini wax during pregnancy?

Is it safe to get a bikini wax during pregnancy?

Yes: There is no medical reason to not get a bikini wax during pregnancy but it may be more painful. Increased blood flow and edema to the vaginal area in pregnancy may cause the procedure hurt more than you were used to prior to pregnancy. ...Read more

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Tattoos (Definition)

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