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

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: DO NOT GET

UNNECESSARY PROCEDURES DONE WHEN YOU ARE PREGNANT.
A piercing is always ELECTIVE!!.

In brief: DO NOT GET

UNNECESSARY PROCEDURES DONE WHEN YOU ARE PREGNANT.
A piercing is always ELECTIVE!!.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Generally yes

The physical act of piercing is not something that should affect pregnancy outcome.
However, because there can be complications and your belly button will undergo some changes during pregnancy i would recommend avoiding any unnecessary procedures. Wait until after.

In brief: Generally yes

The physical act of piercing is not something that should affect pregnancy outcome.
However, because there can be complications and your belly button will undergo some changes during pregnancy i would recommend avoiding any unnecessary procedures. Wait until after.
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
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Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes and no

The belly button ring itself is pretty safe.
However, as your belly stretches the skin over the ring will get thinner and the ring may pull through. Most women take their ring out before they hit the third trimester.

In brief: Yes and no

The belly button ring itself is pretty safe.
However, as your belly stretches the skin over the ring will get thinner and the ring may pull through. Most women take their ring out before they hit the third trimester.
Dr. Megan Bird
Dr. Megan Bird
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