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Old 06-29-2005, 12:55 PM   #1
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question about tanning and trying to get pregnant

is it ok to go to the tanning bed or lay out in the sun before u ovulate. I have been trying to get pregnant but for the first two weeks i lay in the tanning bed and out at the lake. After i ovulate i don't lay in the tanning bed anymore but i am always in my yard doing stuff in the heat. Will this cause me to have a hard time getting pregnant?

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Old 06-29-2005, 01:02 PM   #2
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Re: question about tanning and trying to get pregnant

I personally would be more concerned with the tanning bed than I would the Sun (as long as you use spf). Goodluck to you!
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Old 06-29-2005, 01:07 PM   #3
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Re: question about tanning and trying to get pregnant

Using a tanning bed and laying out without sunblock can causes skin cancer so
as far as I'm concerned it's not okay anytime. However, I don't know of any connection between tanning and ovulating.

Old 06-29-2005, 01:58 PM   #4
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Re: question about tanning and trying to get pregnant

Im 25 weeks pregnant and the first 6 weeks I was also tanning every other day. But I also didnt know I was pregnant. Some people say you can tan during pregnancy just not too long, b/c if you over heat then it will hurt the baby. On the safe side I wouldnt tan during pregnancy, but while your trying Im not sure.

Old 06-29-2005, 03:56 PM   #5
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I used to own a tanning salon!

YOU can tan - but... its the heat thing... so when the unit starts to feel warm you should jump on out. You can tan everyother day for 10 min. or so in a 20 min. bed and get a great tan... you never need to go the full time - I never went the full time in any of my equipment and I was very dark - I didn't tan only 3 times a week at the very very most and wasn't in the "sun" for over 2 years.

If you don't want to tan there is a GREAT cheap self tanner that I would like to recommend. Jergens makes it - you can find it anywhere.... it comes in two shades just make sure to rub it on lightly and do it at night before going to sleep instead of during the day - just be sure to be dry before you get dressed and WASH your hands like 4 times with soap and its AWESOME! I love it - i use it on my face and all - its great. and very easy to use..I have used them all as testers at one time or another.


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