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Doctor insights on: Is It Safe To Have Or Get A Tattoo While Pregnant

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Is it safe to have or get a tattoo while pregnant?

Is it safe to have or get a tattoo while pregnant?

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 more

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Dr. Steven Griggs
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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 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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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 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 if you have had hepatitis?

Is it safe to get a tattoo if you have had hepatitis?

Hepatitis and tattoo: Hepatitis can be transmitted via non sterilized needles.A reputed tattoo place wold use sterilized needles.However, if your own infection status if known , must be notified to the tattoo technician as he must protect himself and other clients from possible transmission of infection. ...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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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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Is it safe to have or get a belly ring while i'm pregnant?

Is it safe to have or get a belly ring while i'm pregnant?

DO NOT GET: UNNECESSARY PROCEDURES DONE WHEN YOU ARE PREGNANT. A piercing is always ELECTIVE!!. ...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 pregnant if I have a kidney disease?

Is it safe to get pregnant if I have a kidney disease?

Yes: There are many types of kidney disease, and many ranges of severity. Your nephrologist is crucial in getting your renal function stable, and your medications should be reviewed by your obstetrician. If you've had a kidney transplant, experts recommend waiting at least one to two years (depending on donor) before attempting pregnancy. Unfortunately, pregnancy is very rare in dialysis patients. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get a tattoo applied while i'm pregnant?

Is it safe to get a tattoo applied while i'm pregnant?

Avoid unncessary: Procedures when pregnant. Tattoos can be a source of infection. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get or have a belly button ring while pregnant?

Yes: I will tell you though the skin over the ring will get very, very thin as your belly stretches. The ring may pull through on its own. Most women take it out as they hit the third trimester for that reason. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get a manicure done while i'm pregnant?

Is it safe to get a manicure done while i'm pregnant?

Yes.: Overall, it is safe to have a manicure during pregnancy. Smells of the salon may be annoying, make you sick, give you a headache. Some nail polishes may not be safe, especially if they contain phthalate, or if any products are used that contain toluene or formaldehyde. also make sure the tools are sterilized appropriately or the manicurist uses disposable one-time tools. Better do it at home. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get a piercing if you have mrsa?

Is it safe to get a piercing if you have mrsa?

Yes: As long as you're not piercing an active infection. Practice good hygiene before, during, and after the piercing is important. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get a massage while trying to get pregnant?

Is it safe to get a massage while trying to get pregnant?

Of course: This could not possibly harm you and might even be therapeutic! ...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