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Belly button piercings are popular and stylish, but like all piercings they require proper care to ensure that they heal well. This piercing takes quite a long time to heal fully, so it is important that you keep it clean. The good news is that as long as you take good care of them, belly button piercings very well. They look gorgeous and allow you to wear eye-catching belly jewellery once the piercing has healed.

How To Care For New Belly Button Piercings

Like most body piercings, the most important thing is to keep your new belly button piercing clean and dry. Clean your piercing twice a day with saline solution and do not touch it too much. Healing times vary from 8 to 18 weeks, but we recommend that you continue to clean your piercing for at least 16 weeks even if it appears healed. During the healing period you should avoid swimming or submerging the piercing in water, as this can introduce harmful bacteria. You should also make sure that clothing does not rub the piercing and air it frequently. Alcohol, smoking and poor hygiene will all impede the healing process.

Your belly button piercing should feel increasingly comfortable as it heals. If you experience persistent pain or any unusual symptoms, consult your piercer. You should not change your belly button jewellery until the piercing is fully healed. If you are unsure if your piercing has healed, ask your piercer.

Belly Button Piercing During Pregnancy

Pregnancy puts a lot of pressure on belly button piercings so it is important to either remove your piercing, or switch to a suitable pregnancy belly bar. As your belly grows, it puts pressure on the piercing and stretches it. If you were to wear a normal belly bar during pregnancy, the piercing may reject or become embedded. Both are painful and can be dangerous. If you wish to continue to wear belly jewellery, we recommend switching to a long, flexible belly bar, ideally a BioFlex or PTFE bar. With the correct jewellery, belly button piercings do not pose a risk during pregnancy. However, if you are concerned please consult an experienced piercer or doctor.

Pregnancy Belly Rings

Pregnancy Belly Rings

Keeping a belly button piercing during pregnancy can seem difficult but here BJS we think we have the safest and most comfortable pregnancy belly ring out there – the Multi-Use Piercing Tube. These flexible piercing bars are very flexible, safe and comfortable to wear, so you can keep your belly button piercing without any risk of infection or discomfort.

This type of pregnancy belly ring is a bendy tube made from BioFlex – an extremely biocompatible form of plastic that is known to reduce healing time and the risk of infection. They are sold as plain straight or curved lengths that you can trim to fit with scissors and accessorise with a great choice of funky Push-Fit Accessories – so you can even keep your piercing looking cute while pregnant!

Pregnancy stretches your belly button piercing, which could lead to a traditional belly ring becoming stuck inside the piercing. I recommend switching to a long multi-use piercing tube belly ring as soon as your bump starts to grow. Use a small push-fit accessory on each end and you will be able to keep this pregnancy belly ring right through your pregnancy. As well as accommodating stretching of the piercing, a pregnancy belly ring should also be safe for hospital visits and pose no risk of infection. Multi-use piercing tubes cover both these areas. They are safe for hospital and surgical use – just make sure your push-fit accessories are metal-free when you go for check ups etc. In terms of infection risk, this type of pregnancy belly ring is extremely safe. The BioFlex material cannot cause a reaction and is non-stick so it is very easy to clean.

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