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Is it O.K to sunbath when pregnant????/

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Old 05-29-2005, 10:40 AM   #1
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Question Is it O.K to sunbath when pregnant????/

I'm 14 wks pregnant and I was wondering if anyone knows if it's okay to lay out in the sun when your pregnant. I have a pool where I live and I 'd love to lay out by in a binki. But I want to know if this will hurt my baby?

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Old 05-29-2005, 03:37 PM   #2
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Re: Is it O.K to sunbath when pregnant????/

You will be more apt to burning so you should wear sunscreen.

Old 05-29-2005, 03:54 PM   #3
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Re: Is it O.K to sunbath when pregnant????/

I havent talked to my dr on this one but someone told me that the uv rays can harm the fetus.

Old 05-29-2005, 04:00 PM   #4
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Re: Is it O.K to sunbath when pregnant????/

It is perfectly fine to sunbathe while pregnant. I posted this same question a few weeks ago and have since talked to both my Drs about it. Just wear sunscreen like you normally would to protect your skin, but it will not harm the baby at all. No UV rays reach the baby. They would have to go through your skin, your body, and your utereus. Go lay out and enjoy yourself!

Old 05-29-2005, 06:48 PM   #5
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Re: Is it O.K to sunbath when pregnant????/

It's fine! babies like light! And it's good for you to get extra vit d and getting some sun boosts your mood. Not sure why, but there was a thing on the news the other day that if you were depressed you should catch some rays!
Have fun!

Old 05-30-2005, 02:52 AM   #6
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Re: Is it O.K to sunbath when pregnant????/

Sunbathing is fine as long as you take the same precautions you normally would, ie. sunscreen, drink plenty of fluids. If you have a bump though you should make sure it doesn't burn. Then again you should never let any part of your body get burned.

Have fun and enjoy the sunshine! Wish we had some sun here...


Old 05-30-2005, 04:24 AM   #7
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Re: Is it O.K to sunbath when pregnant????/

I was told it's fine to lay out. Use the sunblock to prevent burning. Tanned or sun damaged skin is more likely to get strech marks. Sun damaged skin has lost some of it's elasticity, so may not shrink back well after the baby is out.

Old 05-30-2005, 12:20 PM   #8
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Re: Is it O.K to sunbath when pregnant????/

LOL..Ive been sitting out all weekend. Just make sure you use tan lotion with sunscreen, drink lots of fluids and when its too hot, get some shade. Its been such a crappy rainy spring that since the sun decided to come out saturday, Ive been enjoying it!.

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