belly button piercings

Amanda - posted on 08/02/2009 ( 14 moms have responded )

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my younger sister is five months pregnant and we are wondering when she should take out her belly button ring or if she needs to.

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Charlie - posted on 08/02/2009

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there are special belly rings for pregnancy look them up online !! they work excellent .

Casey - posted on 08/02/2009

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My sister and best friend left theirs in until the last second, i'm pretty sure my bestie didn't take hers out at all, i'm sure it'll be a comfort level thing in the next couple of months

Tammy - posted on 08/02/2009

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I have had two kids one 31/2 the other 1 year. I kept my belly ring in for both of them. My OB said the only reason to take it out is either if it hurts or if it gets infected. I got really big with both my kids and never had to take it out. If your little sis is not having any problems then she doesnt need to take it out. Of if she is concerned about it then have her ask her doc.

Jacklyn - posted on 08/02/2009

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I would suggest taking it out at some point. I took mine out pretty early on because I figured no one was going to be seeing my bare skin for quite awhile! I would think once you get pretty big, that it would stick through the shirt and be annoying. Plus, every time she bumps her tummy into something she will hit the bar. I got bad stretchmarks around the hole so I never put mine back in, but the hole is still there.

Kate CP - posted on 08/02/2009

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Uhm, yes. As she grows it will eventually reject and push itself out. It will be easier for her to re-pierce it than to have to deal with the healing and scar tissue from the rejection of the piercing.

Mel - posted on 08/02/2009

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its no necessary but if you want to you can. i left mine in. it stetches the skin so the bar looks likes its about to pop out but i would have only taken mine out if it got painful which it didnt cause i didnt get very big while pregnant

Emily - posted on 08/02/2009

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I took mine out, it just got in the way, and was getting painful, its been out now for about 6 months and the hole is still there, it hasnt closed up yet

Nicole - posted on 08/02/2009

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I took mine out at about 4 months. I didn't know how my skin would react when I started getting bigger. I've heard of some people's ripping and didn't want to take that chance. My hole didn't close up though, and I had left the ring out for 7 months or so. It was a little snug putting it back in, but it went in. I didn't leave it in though, I figure I'm too "old" for that stuff now, lol!

Laura - posted on 08/02/2009

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I would definitly take it out at some point, ... I think the "when" would depend on your sisters siz

Marcey - posted on 08/02/2009

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nice! i had no idea about those. do they sell them at pretty much any tattoo/ piercing studio?

Marcey - posted on 08/02/2009

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I had 4 piercings in my bellybutton when I found out I was pregnant. I eventually had to take them out when I was about 5 months. But that was because my stomach stretched so much. I did not have to put anything in them because I had the piercings since I was 16 years old. I am due on December the 8th of this year, so I guess we will find out if that was a good idea leaving them alone or not.

Rachael - posted on 08/02/2009

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I didn't take mine out until I was about 34 weeks. I tried putting fishing line in it, but that kept poking through my shirt, so I finally just left the hole open. Once every day or two I slid a barbell back through it to "keep it open" and it stayed open until about a week after I delivered when I put it back in.

Lyndsay - posted on 08/02/2009

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I think it depends on her size. I didn't have a navel piercing when I was pregnant but I didn't get very big and my bellybutton didn't turn to an outie, so I probably could've had one no problem. I think that when the skin gets to be too tight around the belly she should probably take it out, or run the risk of completely stretching out the hole.

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