Tanning While Pregnant

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Can I tan while I'm pregnant?

Tanning While Pregnant

It is highly recommended that you stay away from tanning beds when you are pregnant. While the ultraviolet rays may not be any more harmful to you, they can be extremely harmful to your unborn baby.

First of all, raising your body temperature above 102 degrees Fahrenheit when pregnant can harm the unborn child. When pregnant, it is also not a good idea to lie on your back for long periods of time as this can decrease blood flow to the heart, which can also affect the baby.

When tanning, splotching on the skin that sometimes occurs while pregnant may worsen.

The bottom line is that you should stay away from tanning beds while pregnant.



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