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Tanning

Personal opinions aside. It is okay to tan pregnant right?  If not than we arent safe tanning either because the baby has a lot of protection.
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It's not the protection its that your body gets to warm for the baby and can do savior damage or even make you miscarriage.. I looked into it because I love tanning and wanted to know how big of a deal it was but its very harmful :/ hope this helps
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It's not safe to tan in a tanning bed if your prego or not but it makes your core temp rise which is bad for baby it take blood supply away from them
5069617 tn?1366663385
Doctors tell u to avoid ALL tanning beds during pregnancy it puts off radiation and raises your temp just like a hot tub (also to be avoided) and could potentially harm the baby
5069617 tn?1366663385
However spray tanning is fine just not a tanning bed
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Some spray tans have chemicals, I would just avoid it all till after baby, just personally. I mean is being tan worth a risk?
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Trying using the lotions that gradually tan you, I know jergens has it and walmart has their own brand that's cheaper..I'm a pretty pale girl and obviously can't use tanning bed right now so I just try to get natural sun when I can and then use the lotion everyday.
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I go outside to tan, went fishing a few weeks back and forgot my sunblock, you burn easily when pregnant, I can tell you that much. :-P
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A lot of places wont let you tan if they know you are pregnant.  Think it depends on their policies.
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Do not tan while pregnant!
Trust me I hate being all pale but it can wait!
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It is definitely not okay too tan while pregnant. Tanning in the long run is actually harmful to you too. I say do the research and you'll have a better understanding as to why it is not okay and how it can be very harmful to your baby. I know of a girl that tanned her pregnancy and the poor child was born blind. There are also many unknown risk that just isn't worth taking. Also like some of the ladies mentioned, they won't let you tan if they know you're pregnant. I recommend the self tanning lotions. Some work wonders!
4922269 tn?1367816896
Its okay to tan outside while pregnant.
4419735 tn?1359728831
stick with the lotions!!(: jergens, like mentioned above is great. If you're worried about streaks, put baking soda on a dry was cloth and rub where the streaks are. it makes it even out! the things you can learn from watching the Doctors. lol
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