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Pregnant with a Piercing – Now What?

Pregnant with PiercingMany pregnant women have a piercing of some kind. You might have an ear piercing, a tongue piercing, or a navel piercing. No matter where you have a piercing, chances are you’re wondering, Now that I’m pregnant, do I need to take out my piercing?

There is no simple answer to this question. Every woman’s skin reacts differently to pregnancy hormones. You may find that your jewelry, which you’ve been wearing fine before you became pregnant, is starting to bother you now. Since it’s common for pregnancy to make your skin more sensitive, keeping the jewelry in may be uncomfortable. If this is the case, you should probably take it out.

If you decide to take out your jewelry, it’s a good idea to contact a piercer for advice on how easy it will be to refit after your baby is born.

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Can You Get a Tattoo While Pregnant?

 Can You Get a Tattoo While Pregnant? Every pregnant woman likes to commemorate her pregnancy in different ways. Some women make pregnancy belly casts and paint them; others like the idea of getting inked. Tattoos are a creative outlet for some women, but just how safe is getting a tattoo when you’re pregnant? Can you get a tattoo while pregnant? What does the medical community say about this subject?

Doctors and reputable medical organizations, such as the March of Dimes, DO NOT recommend that you get a tattoo while pregnant. They strongly urge all women to wait until after their baby is born before getting inked.

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Coloring Your Hair in Pregnancy: Is it Safe or Dangerous?

Coloring Hair and PregnancyFor many women, hair coloring, dying, or highlighting is part of their regular beauty routine. When you’re pregnant, you have to be more careful about your beauty treatments and the chemicals and dyes that you normally expose yourself to. A developing baby’s system is sensitive, so you want to ask, “Is it safe?” before you expose yourself to anything that could be potentially dangerous.

How Safe is Hair Dye in Pregnancy?

There’s no evidence that hair coloring in pregnancy is dangerous. In general, dying your hair while pregnant is most likely safe, since there have been no scientific studies that have linked hair dye to causing any birth defects. According to the Organization of Teratology Information Services (OTIS), very few chemicals in hair dye are absorbed into your body, which means that the risk to your unborn baby is minimal.

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Pregnancy Discrimination and Your Legal Rights

maternity discriminationPregnancy discrimination is illegal – a law that some employers often forget, but if you’re pregnant, it’s a law that you need to know about.

Although in today’s hard economic times, people are being laid off left and right. But if you are singled out and let go, just because you’re pregnant, this is called pregnancy discrimination and it is against the law.
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