A belly button ring is safe during pregnancy, but if you don’t already have one, you may want to wait and get it after you give birth. There are two important considerations. First, your abdomen grows and stretches during pregnancy, and the area around the belly button ring can become irritated.
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.
Is it safe to get a piercing while pregnant?
A word of warning: Women are encouraged not to have piercings done on the belly button, nipples or genitalia during pregnancy or while trying to conceive because of the physical changes happening in your body at this time.
What piercings are safe to get while pregnant?
During pregnancy, earrings and nose rings can stay, and you don’t necessarily have to ditch piercings in your nipples or belly button either. “Some women find that they become uncomfortable as their skin stretches,” says Iffath A.
While there is no medical reason to remove a completely healed navel piercing during pregnancy, according to the American Pregnancy Association, a piercing is stretched both up and down, as well as side to side, says Beverly Hills board-certified plastic surgeon Sheila Nazarian.
How fast will 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.
The belly button — or navel — is where the umbilical cord is joined to the fetus. The umbilical cord runs from the fetus to the placenta. It supplies the fetus with nutrients and oxygen, and carries waste away from the fetus.
Can you color your hair while pregnant?
The chemicals in permanent and semi-permanent hair dyes are not highly toxic. Most research, although limited, shows it’s safe to colour your hair while pregnant. Some studies have found that very high doses of the chemicals in hair dyes may cause harm.
While belly button piercings often stretch during pregnancy, experts note that the amount of stretching varies from person to person and can be affected by how recently you were pierced. “Mine mostly looks the same, but has a stretch mark on it,” wrote one TikToker. “I have to wear smaller jewelry or it looks weird.”