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Tanning bed?

What do u lady's think about going to tan while you are prego? Someone told me that they passed it that u can tan while prego? Have any of you all heard about this? Thanks

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hinson7169

Asked by hinson7169 at 8:31 AM on Apr. 8, 2013 in Pregnancy

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  • I wouldn't go when not pregnant. I definitely wouldn't not go while pregnant.

    It is not good for you at all. I think it's pretty stupid in general.
    balagan_imma

    Answer by balagan_imma at 8:42 AM on Apr. 8, 2013

  • Don't do it. There are too many potential risks to it. Have a read of this:


    http://www.ehow.com/facts_5474851_tanning-beds-pregnancy.html


    The risks go from folic acid reduction (and we all know how important folate is during pregnancy) to dehydration (which can lead to birth defects) and chloasma (pregnancy mask). Frankly, I wouldn't do it.

    winterglow

    Answer by winterglow at 8:45 AM on Apr. 8, 2013

  • I did a report on Melanoma and now I am too scared to tan pregnant or not (plus, the one and only time I did get in a tanning bed I got claustrophobic and panicked, it's not for me). I did the Mystic Spray tan and really liked the results. You just make sure you exfoliate and shave Before you go, and wait four hours after to shower or sweat.
    cassie_kellison

    Answer by cassie_kellison at 8:51 AM on Apr. 8, 2013

  • no,just no
    butterflyblue19

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 9:03 AM on Apr. 8, 2013

  • not a good idea.
    Dolphins823

    Answer by Dolphins823 at 9:15 AM on Apr. 8, 2013

  • no, if you want to bake your skin fine but don't risk hurting your baby (and i'm all about tanning, just not while pregnant)
    josiesmommy00

    Answer by josiesmommy00 at 9:28 AM on Apr. 8, 2013

  • Why not skip the risk and opt for spray tan instead?
    QuinnMae

    Answer by QuinnMae at 9:45 AM on Apr. 8, 2013

  • I sprayed tan while pregnant, my midwife said it was safe. Well spray tanning is the only tanning I do.
    LostSoul88

    Answer by LostSoul88 at 10:08 AM on Apr. 8, 2013

  • I wouldn't go near a tanning bed..."prego" or not.
    AllAboutKeeley

    Answer by AllAboutKeeley at 10:15 AM on Apr. 8, 2013

  • My mom died of melanoma and never laid in a tanning bed. Even while working outside she wore her big straw hats. Melanoma is more serious than some people realize. I look like a marshmallow, but not willing to compromise my life for a tan. Especially not my unborn child's life. Just say no.
    RelaxedMom2-3

    Answer by RelaxedMom2-3 at 10:18 AM on Apr. 8, 2013

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