Can I lay out in the sun while pregnant??

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I asked my both of my OB's this question (we're Military and move...) and they both said that laying out is fine. There might be some discoloration and spoting due to your new chemical make-up, but it's fine. Make sure you keep yourself hydrated. That's all that really matters.



Both OB's explained to me as: there are 7 layers of skin and a THICK placenta to keep bean (what my Husband and I called our babies before we found out the sex) safe. Your body is designed to keep the baby safe as is the placenta. I KNOW there will be plenty of others that will simply detest what I had to say, but so be it. Opinions are opinions but I did infact ask BOTH times as I am a tanner and love me some sun.

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Naomi - posted on 06/16/2009

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just drink lots of water...being prego in the desert i was always outside but water is vital...

Staci - posted on 06/16/2009

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i don't think there is anything wrong with sitting in the sun when pregnant as long as your sensible. just be aware your more likely to catch it due to your hormones in your body.

Kate CP - posted on 06/16/2009

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I wouldn't suggest tanning while pregnant. Or any other time, really. It's really bad for your skin.

Amanda - posted on 06/16/2009

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I would not say isolate indoors all the time as it is not practical but when you do go out take precautions, wear a high spf sunscreen and a hat and drink plenty of water.

Jessica - posted on 06/16/2009

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I don't lay out but I do spend of plenty of time in the sun. I don't think it's a problem as long as you monitor your body heat because you getting overheated is very dangerous for your baby.

Jackie - posted on 06/16/2009

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a baby's eye lids are not developed. if you lay out you can potentially blind them.....

Abby - posted on 06/16/2009

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i didnt last year and had my son in july, a really hot year as well.

it makes ur skin more sensitive so i would cover urself in cream and drink loads, but i wouldnt recommend it!

Jennifer - posted on 06/16/2009

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It's really not recommended. You can get spots of discoloration on your face that can take a while to go away. Your skin is ultra sensitive to the sun while pregnant due to overactive pigment-producing cells.

Arin - posted on 06/16/2009

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I'm 5 months and have laid in the sun, but I am taking iron supplements too, which made my skin not take to the sun as well. I got patches of sunburn that were irregular for my skin type, and even discoloration on my face...it kinda looked like a mustache!!! I would suggest, along with the others, plenty of water and sunscreen...just be smart about it! :)

Ashley - posted on 06/16/2009

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I did. Just lathered on the sunscreen and had a tall class of ice water next to me.

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Not recommended because of dehydration and wearing yourself out. I was pregnant last summer and delivered the end of July...sooo ghostly pale all summer and through the winter- oh well! It's up to you, but make sure you are taking care of your fluids!

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