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Is it ok to tan while pregnant?

I just found a coupon from leftover tans I had before I got pregnant and just wondering what studies have been found. If you can tan in the sun with no problem, is it ok to use a tanning bed?
I understand the overheating part, but if you just do it for a few minutes at a time, is that ok?

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Asked by Anonymous at 3:24 PM on May. 6, 2010 in Pregnancy

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  • I was told absolutely no tanning beds

    Answer by laciD at 3:25 PM on May. 6, 2010

  • Technically, it's never OK...there's been a huge rise in the number of women with melanoma because of tanning beds.

    There are even some cities that have banned pregnant women from using tanning beds at ALL.

    Overall? Better to avoid.

    Answer by gdiamante at 3:27 PM on May. 6, 2010

  • I wouldn't go to a tanning bed while pregnant. It's just so unnatural..I don't know, if you want to get some color hit the pool or the beach and just keep hydrated

    Answer by walkintherain at 3:38 PM on May. 6, 2010

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