What You Need To Know About Pregnancy And Tanning Booths
If you are pregnant, there are things you should know about
pregnancy and tanning booths. Tanning beds safety while pregnant has
become very questionable. A better choice might be to use the sunless
tanning spray booth equipment to keep your golden tan.
Initially it was believed that the use of a tanning bed after the
first trimester was okay. During the first trimester the concern was
about overheating yourself and the baby. However, in the past few years
health officials are taking a harder stance and are encouraging pregnant
women to not use the tanning bed at all.
You’re pregnant, feeling a little less attractive than you
normally would. Well you shouldn’t! Pregnant women look beautiful with
a glow that cannot be achieved any other way.
However, if you are a little down and missing that sun-kissed
skin of previous years, the safest tan you can achieve is from a bottle
or a booth. The ingredients in self tanners are harmless to you and your
baby. So you can get that golden tan without worrying about hurting your
Not only are sunless tanners safe, they’ve come a long way in the
past few years. No more orange skin or weird uneven finishes. You can
choose from spray, lotions, or mousse. Apply evenly and within a few
hours you’ll be golden gorgeous!
Although there is no conclusive evidence that a tanning bed will
harm your baby, there is plenty of proof that it’s harmful to you. So if
its harmful to you it only makes sense it could be harmful to your baby.
So error on the side of caution and don’t do anything to harm your baby.
Tanning beds have been directly linked to skin cancer. So if you
can increase your risk of skin cancer, doctors are becoming concerned
that you may also increase your baby’s risk.
One very big concern with direct implications to your baby is
“heat”. Lying in a tanning bed raises your body temperature. The
increase in body temperature can be hazardous, even deadly to your baby.
Studies have shown the first trimester to be the period of highest risk.
However, many doctors believe that risk continues throughout the
Having a temperature above 102 degrees F during pregnancy has
been associated with spinal malformations on developing babies. Your
body temperature in a tanning bed always exceeds 102 degrees F. So why
would you want to take the chance of causing a serious birth defect to
There are also concerns that lying on your back too long can
restrict blood to your heart and thus to your baby. When this happens,
you’ll know because you’ll become light headed. Restricting blood to
your baby can have serious consequences.
Finally, pregnant woman with sensitive skin are more prone to
chloasma. Chloasma are those dark skin splotches that appear on the face
and arms during pregnancy. Perhaps not dangerous to the baby but
certainly not attractive and that’s what this tanning thing is all about
right? Looking better.
From the moment you found out you were pregnant, the health of
your baby became your biggest concern. You stopped socially drink, if
you were a smoker you quit smoking. You started eating healthier and
exercising regularly. You started taking better care of yourself for
both of you.
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