When most women are pregnant they tend to be bored due to morning sickness, stress due to pregnancy and even skin may look unsure. This makes many women look for their natural appearance and beauty with all means possible, especially by tanning. This may cause danger to both you and your unborn baby, the following are some of the ways that make result out of tanning while pregnant.
If woman tan while pregnant she will expose her baby to an excess amount of ultraviolet rays which will cause danger to the unborn baby. And if at all the woman decide to tan she must not do it during her first trimester. During other time it should be as minimal as possible.
It doesn’t matter how you are going to perform your turning may it be indoor, may it be outdoor or even in bed the risk is the same and should be avoided as much as we can. Women should avoid tanning due to the following reasons
- Accelerate aging.
Despite suffering from the skin cancer, the ultraviolet rays damage your skin by causing wrinkles which make you look like an aged person yet you are young than we see. The same thing will happen while you are pregnant, it will be funny for aged women becoming pregnant which might raise so many questions yet you are a young lady. Why should you then destroy your nice looking mother to be, to an aged expectant grandmother?
- To avoid skin cancer.
Anyone who exposes his or her skin to the sun more than is required, one increase the risk of getting sicken cancer. this the reason that we are against the much exposal to the direct sun ray since it produces UV radiation since penetrate into your skin and improve the risk of getting skin cancer. If this happens to the expectant mother she is risking her life together with that of the baby.
It is more dangerous tanning indoor since the radiation is more concentrated than being exposed to direct sun rays.
While an expectant mother continue tanning while she has melasma, she may end up destroying her face more, this is because it will be very difficult to remove the dark spot on her body after she has worsened it by continuing exposing her skin to the sun rays
If the mother is exposed to the sun for long she might end up sweating too much which will lead to excess water loss. This will cause the body to have less water which will result in the pregnant mother dehydrating which is the opposite of what is needed and this will indicate danger to both the mother and the unborn baby.
- The baby will be harmed.
Tanning in bed will increase the body temperature which will increase the baby temperature. According to the scientist they say that raising the body temperature to 102F will harm the baby and this may cause defects to the unborn baby. And also while the mother is tanning in the bed take much time on the same position which is against the expectation. When the woman is pregnant she is recommended that she keep on walking to allow the blood circulation. Being in the same position for long will lead to poor blood circulation will also interfere with blood flow to the unborn baby and nutrient transportation. This condition can also cause the mother to feel nauseous.
- Sensitive skin.
During pregnancy, the skin is more sensitive due to hormonal changes. If the woman continues to expose her body to the UV rays, it will adapt to this changes and will become more sensitive to this condition. Instead of tanning, it is advisable to have a shade since it has no side effect on the body. The same will happen even if one decides to have an indoor tanning the boy will still sense the sun rays and will keep on guessing what will happen next.
With the above reason, it is easy to conclude that it is not advisable to have tan while pregnant, but this doesn’t mean that you avoid the sun completely but have it at a minimal rate to avoid so many problems that might arise out of tanning.
If you really want to get a tan, we’d highly recommend just choosing a regular drugstore self-tanner, however be careful with those as well, read the ingredients and they are ok for a pregnant women to use and not cause unwanted irritations.