Many women find that when visiting the doctor, she is advised to remove her belly piercing to prevent any problems or complications during pregnancy. The fact is that as long as your piercings remain comfortable and healthy, you can easily retain them during the childbearing year with flexible pregnancy bellyÂ bars. You can find more information about pregnancy belly rings on on our blog.
What bellyÂ jewellery can I wear during pregnancy?
Pregnancy bellyÂ barsÂ are made from a biocompatible medical grade plastic that is already in use in the medical field for surgery and anatomy reconstruction. Medical grade plasticÂ pregnancyÂ belly jewelleryÂ is very flexible and adjusts with an expanding belly.
When should I change my belly piercing during pregnancy?
You will reach a stage during pregnancy whenÂ your standard belly piercing jewellery becomes tight and uncomfortable to wear any longer. Most women will find this stage around about the 4th month of pregnancy, but this will vary from person to person. Belly button piercings during pregnancy can be taken out at this stage, but the great news is that you have a choice to keep your belly piercing in during pregnancy as your bump grows!
Pregnancy belly bars are the solution to all your worries, specifically designed to flex and bend with your pregnant belly and available in much longer lengths than the standard belly bar.
How do I care for my belly piercing during pregnancy?
You may be worried or confused about how to care for your belly piercing during pregnancy, so we will help to put your mind at ease with some information about belly piercings during pregnancy.
Should I remove my belly piercing during pregnancy?
As long as your belly piercing is healed and healthy, there is no medical reason why you need to remove the jewellery. However, if your belly piercing hasn’t healedÂ and starts to becomeÂ sore,Â red, or inflamed, you may need to consider taking the jewellery out to reduce your chance of infection as your immune system will be weaker during pregnancy.
Will my belly piercing affect my baby during pregnancy?
Your belly piercing will not affect your baby during pregnancy. Your belly button marks where you connected to your ownÂ motherÂ in the womb, not where your baby connects to you. This means that your belly piercing will notÂ provide a path for pathogens to reach your baby during pregnancy.
My belly piercing is sore during pregnancy
You may find that as your body is going through such a transformation, that your belly piercing may react. Previously healed piercings may flare up or become extra sensitive. Use your own judgement regarding the comfort levels of your piercings, but if they start to look red, angry or have a yellow/green discharge, consult your piercer immediately for the best course of action. Remember however, that a piercing should NEVER be removed until the infection is cleared up, as you may close of the drainage path for the infection and create an abscess.
Keeping your belly piercing during pregnancy
If youÂ do decideÂ toÂ remove your bellyÂ piercing during pregnancy,Â Â you can always keep your belly piercing open by fitting your jewellery through the hole each day to keep it open.