Can You Keep Your Belly Button Piercing In While Pregnant?

Is it safe to keep a belly button piercing when pregnant? If you've recently learned of a pregnancy, your first thought might be to remove your belly button piercing. But you don't need to react so quickly. The short answer is yes, it is safe to keep a fully healed belly button piercing while pregnant. via

When should you take your belly ring out when pregnant?

A: Not right away, but once your belly really starts to pop (by week 20 or so), you'll probably want to remove it. The skin covering your belly begins to stretch, the area around the ring may become irritated and painful, and more prone to infection. via

Can an infected belly button affect pregnancy?

In some cases, the infection may involve the umbilical cord. Doctors refer to this as funisitis. Funisitis increases the risk of childbirth complications, such as stillbirth. Babies who are born with funisitis may experience health complications, including organ damage and long-term developmental issues. via

How does your belly button look when pregnant?

Yes, as your stomach expands with the baby, you may notice that your belly button becomes flat and taut against your skin. This is normal and will usually revert back to your normal belly button once your baby is born. Sometimes you will see a flap of skin that lays flat with an indent. This is not a cause for concern. via

Does a belly piercing close?

Fresh belly piercings tend to close quickly. If you've had one for years, it can close in a few weeks, but for some people it can take longer. Make sure you clean the area regularly until it's fully healed. If you want to keep your piercing for the long term, put jewelry in it all the time. via

How do avoid stretch marks during pregnancy?

  • Get your vitamins. Maintaining a healthy, balanced diet is paramount for the growth of your baby.
  • Stay hydrated.
  • Gain weight at a doctor approved pace.
  • Soak up some sunshine.
  • Promptly treat new stretch marks.
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    Is belly button piercing worth it?

    Belly button piercings have been popular for a long timeā€”and for good reason. Considering the piercing is fairly painless due to a fleshy placement and easy to take care of since you don't have to look in a mirror to see it, they're a great choice that has endured the test of time. via

    How do you self check your stomach for pregnancy? (video)

    Can I hurt my baby by pressing on my stomach?

    Not much can beat the feeling of a toddler running to you for a big hug. And, for most patients, the force of a 20- to 40-pound child bumping your belly is not enough to harm the baby. via

    When do you start showing?

    Between 16-20 weeks, your body will start showing your baby's growth. For some women, their bump may not be noticeable until the end of the second trimester and even into the third trimester. The second trimester starts in the fourth month. via

    When can I take out my belly piercing?

    As mentioned above, it takes around six months to a year for a belly button piercing to heal to the point where you can take it out and change it. If you reach the six to nine month mark and aren't experiencing any of the issues detailed in the previous section, you can check the piercing to see if it's fully healed. via

    Can I take my belly piercing out to clean it?

    If you suspect an infection, don't remove the jewelry on your own, unless your doctor tells you to do so. Most piercings don't need to be removed to treat infections. Keeping the piercing hole open allows pus to drain. Allowing the hole to close may trap the infection inside of your body, causing an abscess to form. via

    How long does it take for a belly button piercing to heal before swimming?

    You should avoid swimming for at least 24 hours after having a piercing, and ideally until it has healed properly. While it's still healing, it's important to keep the piercing dry as there's a risk of infection. via