In my career of almost 11 years i get asked all kinds of questions regarding pregnancy and body piercings. In this blog i will address a few of the most common misconceptions about body piercings and pregnancy.
Navel Piercings And Pregnancy –
Navel jewelry may be left in place; some women leave jewelry in during their entire pregnancy and delivery. If, during your pregnancy the piercing becomes uncomfortable, you can replace the jewelry with Tygon or PTFE, which are inert plastics (something like thick fishing line). These will bend and flex with your changing body, be more comfortable, and are safe to wear.
PregnancyPiercings.com is a company that makes getting your pregnancy safe navel jewelry fast and easy. These flexible barbells are made out of what i think is tygon or teflon a flexible surgical plastic made to reduce pressure on fresh piercings. Perfect for a growing belly…
Side Note: I contacted Denee from PregnancyPiercings.com to find out what exactly what her barbells were made of and i got a responce i wasn’t prepaired for.
"Hi Zuni, That would be great if you want to write a blog and send pregnant women with piercings my way! Pregnancy Piercings are made of medical grade plastic, please refer to it as that."
My follow up question to her response was…”what is medical grade plastic, what kind of medical grade plastic?”
They are manufactured with various types of metals and plastics, she stated. ....
With that said i like to know what my body jewelry is made of. Every body jewelry company i have worked with is more then happy to tell you what there jewelry is made out of and in most cases they will send you a metal certificate showing everything you need to know about the quality of the material used. This company however didn’t bother to inform me of this at all. In my professional opinion this is not a good thing.
Breast Feeding And Nipple Piercings-
To the piercing communities knowledge there has never been a single case of a woman who wished to breast feed and could not as a result of having had a nipple piercing. The milk ducts are a multiplicity of little pore-like ducts. Therefore, the likelihood of closing them all off from a piercing of usual size is virtually nil.
Most women do remove their jewelry for breast feeding and we believe this to be appropriate. As a result, some milk may come from the site of the piercing during nursing, which is not harmful nor problematic.
Body Piercing During Pregnancy-
It is advisable to refrain from undergoing any and all body art procedures during a pregnancy, even just an ear lobe stretch. It is best to let your body focus on the important, complex and demanding task that it is handling already. When you’re pregnant your body has a weaker immune system and can’t fight off those germs as well as when you’re able to heal at 100%. If you did get an infection, at the least, possibly even a staph infection, it can be fatal to your unborn baby.
This is just a bit of information i wanted to share with all of you. Hope you enjoy