is it safe to use sunbeds while pregnant

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Amanda - posted on 03/03/2009

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I am with Samantha on this one...I think tanning beds are a bad idea period...



just my opinion though :)

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Sarah - posted on 04/23/2014

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Question
I was wondering if I could use a sunbed whilst pregnant?
Answer
There are no particular hazards in using a sunbed when pregnant, but it's worth bearing in mind that the same risks apply as to anybody who exposes themselves to UV light.
Sunbathing in general can affect you differently while pregnant.
Your skin is more sensitive when pregnant because of your hormones.
The chances of skin cancer are higher.
You may find that your skin is more blotchy or becomes more irritated than normal.
Pregnant women who sunbathe may develop 'chloasma' which is a change in the depth of colour of the skin affecting the face. It usually affects the area around the eyes and over the cheekbones.
A little bit of what you fancy does you good, so a short time on the sun bed to make you feel 'sun-kissed' should do you and your bump no harm at all; just don't overdo it!
Best of luck with the rest of your pregnancy.
Yours sincerely
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Kasi - posted on 03/03/2009

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i used to work in a taning salon and some places alow u too but u have to fill out a form stating that it is ur decission and u understand the risks (ours didnt alow pregnant people) and as sheena says ur body temp goes up and down like a yo yo i remember when i was pregnant as soon as the sun broke through a cloud my temp just went flying up and i felt as if i was going to pass out so it deffenatley is not advisable hope this helps u out

Brittany - posted on 03/03/2009

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NO no no no - it is not safe at all!!!  I even had a doctor tell me it is not safe to tan while you are breastfeeding either!  I know- tanning is not safe at all for you but definetly not for the baby.  Thats why I am so darn pale!!!!:)

Karen - posted on 03/03/2009

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My friend use to own a tanning salon and, they never let anyone use the tanning beds if they knew the women was pregant. As my friend said " its like cooking your baby" so id stay away definalty!

Victoria - posted on 03/03/2009

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I'am no expert but i would say that its not safe as the skin is more sensitive when pregnant and you have a higher chance of burning and some doctors think the UV can break down the folic-acid hope this helps.

Amie - posted on 03/03/2009

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Nope and if the place is a good one it'll have a contract for you to sign that says on it too you're not pregnant with a few other disclaimers. I know mine did when I got my minutes then couldn't use them all because I did end up pregnant 2 months later! LOL! At least the minutes keep, where I go anyway.

Melanie - posted on 03/03/2009

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It most likely isn't recommended to use tanning beds while pregnant. I'm not an expert, but I do know that you don't want to get your body temp too high when you are pregnant, because that can harm the baby. That is why doctors tell you not to take hot baths, sit in a hot-tub, or even work out too hard when you are pregnant. Hope this helps:)

Sheena - posted on 03/03/2009

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I've never read anything saying a firm yes or no. But here's what I determined for myself; when I was pregnant, my body temperature was crazy. I went tanning in beds for the first couple weeks after finding out, so I was probably about 9 weeks pregnant. My body temperature would escalate a lot faster than normal, and I couldn't tolerate staying in the bed even 5 minutes. I would get out, sit on a chair and just stick my legs in. I decided to stop going because my temperature rose too much. I figured it was like getting in a hot tub. Doctors tell you not to go in hot tubs because your body temp rises too much, and it's bad for the baby.

Samantha - posted on 03/03/2009

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Anyone with common sense knows sunbeds are not safe in the 1st place! just my opion.

Amanda - posted on 03/03/2009

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hello helen, my answer would be absolutely not u should not use a sunbed while pregnant... the heat is not safe for ur unborn child..... that is what i was told by the doctor.... hope that helps...

Jeri - posted on 03/03/2009

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I think no and am thinking most would agree with me. I bet the tanning place if they knew the person was pregnant would refuse to let them tan.

Just my opinion.

Hope this helps!

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