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There are women who, before getting pregnant, already wore belly piercings or even nipples. However, when they start their pregnancy they see how their belly grows and they wonder if there is any risk related to these piercings.
What's more, there are even those who consider getting piercings during pregnancy in the navel and other parts of the body. What do the experts recommend regarding piercing in pregnant women?
The first warning from the experts regarding piercings and pregnancy is clear: navel, nipple, or genital piercings are not recommended during pregnancy or if you are trying to conceive.
The physical changes that will take place throughout the pregnancy cause the breasts and the gut to grow during the different stages of pregnancy and, the piercing holes may not heal completely, become enlarged and become susceptible to infection.
What if the piercing was already prior to pregnancy? If it has already healed completely and you also like to wear it and it makes you feel comfortable, there is no medical reason to remove it. Of course, as your pregnant belly grows, it is very possible that it will be uncomfortable, either because it catches on your clothes, because it rubs too much or because it causes discomfort on your skin.
In case you feel a lot of tightness in the skin as the gut grows, you just have to remove it and put it back on when you give birth. You also have to know that they exist special piercings for pregnant women.
Of course, if you have decided to keep your piercing in the navel, in the breasts or in the genitals, or even have one on the eyebrow or nose, you should know that at the time of delivery they will ask you to take them off to avoid complications in case you require general anesthesia.
It is also advisable that you maintain a good routine of cleaning the ring throughout the pregnancy to avoid infections.
If you see that stretch marks begin to appear on the skin of the belly, it is preferable to remove the ring since a keloid may occur, that is, a more marked scar in the area of the piercing holes.
- If the piercing, despite having done it prior to pregnancy never closed properly, it is recommended that you see the wound. You may be advised to heal the incision and try again to get a piercing after pregnancy.
- If the piercing hole is inflamed, red, irritated or even seems to ooze.
- If you are breastfeeding, it is not advisable to have nipple piercings, your baby can suffocate if it detaches, as well as being uncomfortable to the baby and you due to the suction force.
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