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 â€“ 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 â€“ 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 â€“ 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.
How do I use pregnancy belly rings?
As mentioned above, multi-use piercing tubes are suitable for use with push-fit accessories. This means that you need to choose a piercing tube and some push-fit accessories in order to make your pregnancy belly ring. When you receive your items, do the following:
1. Clean all items with saline solution
2. Insert multi-use piercing tube into piercing
3. Most women need a 25mm-40mm pregnancy belly ring, so trim with scissors if needed
4. Push accessories onto/into ends of tube
Remember that you can always trim your belly ring later, so it is best to leave it long. You can also change the accessories at any time â€“ if your first choice of accessories are not metal-free I recommend buying another metal-free set for hospital visits etc.