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The short answer is yes, it is safe to keep a fully healed belly button piercing while pregnant. But although it’s generally safe, it makes sense to remove the piercing in some situations. I have heard horror tories of pregnant women with belly piercings. If you get it pierced a few years before you plan on having a baby, then you will be just fine. In some cases, the piercing isn’t. In our Belly Button Piercing FAQs, we address everything you need to know to about getting your belly button pierced or caring for a current belly button piercing.

Click on a question below to jump right to the answer, or read through our entire article for a comprehensive overview. Common Belly Button Piercing Questions. Lot’s of piercing shops sell them. I took my belly ring out at 5 moths with my first pregnancy and it closed. I had been pierced almost 6 years and I still had to get it pierced again.

I got pregnant with baby #2 almost immediately and an ultrasound tech told me to go and look for a maternity belly button ring, this. i took out my belly ring within a month of finding out i was pregnant. the doc said that i didnt have to unless it started to stretch. i did get a couple of stretch marks near my belly button because of the skin where it was pierced getting so tight. the best advice that i can give u is to make sure u clean it very. Questions about Belly Button Surgery and after pregnancy, with answers from board-certified doctors.

Get all of your questions answered on RealSelf. Belly Button Itches. Itchy skin, particularly around the belly button, is fairly common during pregnancy. As the skin stretches, it can become irritated and itchy. This is usually temporary and normal. Keep your skin clean with soap and water and well hydrated with your favorite lotion for some relief.

However, if you don’t want to take out your belly button ring you may want to purchase a non-metal pregnancy piercing ring. These are flexible and two inches long to accommodate your growing belly. The APP website can also answer most if not all of your questions about aftercare and pregnancy. If you plan on keeping the piercing for most of your life I would go to your local Barnes and Nobles and purchase Elayne Angel’s The Piercing Bible.

The Piercing Bible is very informative about BEFORE AND AFTER YOU GET PIERCED. When your belly stretches, that whole area stretchesYour belly button literally becomes part of the skin on your stomachit just spreads right out. The hole where the piercing was through my belly button is actually now about 1/2 an inch above “what is left” of my belly button, and the hole above is about.

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The belly ring might also start to rub – and even get caught on – your clothing, especially when your belly button “pops” out later in pregnancy.

“What to Expect When You're Expecting 4th Edition” by Heidi Murkoff, Sharon Mazel
from What to Expect When You’re Expecting 4th Edition
by Heidi Murkoff, Sharon Mazel
Simon & Schuster UK, 2010

A recent exchange on a pregnancy message board addressed the best way to remove your belly button ring before your swelling abdomen made it pop out.

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from Generation Me: Why Today’s Young Americans Are More Confident, Assertive, Entitled-and More Miserable Than Ever Before
by Jean M. Twenge
Atria Books, 2006

• Pregnancy: Clinicians should discuss pregnancy intentions with women seeking nipple or navel piercings because healing can take 2 to 4 months.

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from Pfenninger and Fowler’s Procedures for Primary Care E-Book: Expert Consult
by John L. Pfenninger, Grant C. Fowler
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2010

Body piercing is not recommended for women who are trying to conceive or are already pregnant.

“Expecting 411 (4th edition): The Insider's Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth” by Ari Brown, Michele Hakakha
from Expecting 411 (4th edition): The Insider’s Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth
by Ari Brown, Michele Hakakha
Windsor Peak Press, 2017

In addition to these, points below the umbilicus should not be used at any time during pregnancy, while points above the umbilicus may be used during the first 3 months of pregnancy but not after that.

“Obstetrics and Gynecology in Chinese Medicine E-Book” by Giovanni Maciocia
from Obstetrics and Gynecology in Chinese Medicine E-Book
by Giovanni Maciocia
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2011

If it hasn’t yet, it probably will—the rapid expansion of the uterus causes most belly buttons to “pop” around the midpoint of pregnancy (although yours should return to its original state a few weeks or months postpartum).

“The Mama Natural Week-by-Week Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth” by Genevieve Howland
from The Mama Natural Week-by-Week Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth
by Genevieve Howland
Gallery Books, 2017

Because of the increased risk of infection at the piercing site, body piercings and tattoos should be avoided during pregnancy.

“The Mother of All Pregnancy Books: An All-Canadian Guide to Conception, Birth and Everything In Between” by Ann Douglas
from The Mother of All Pregnancy Books: An All-Canadian Guide to Conception, Birth and Everything In Between
by Ann Douglas
Wiley, 2011

However, other piercings (upper ear, lip, eyelid, tongue, belly button, genitalia, etc.) can trigger imbalances and introduce unnecessary scar tissue and infections, which may interfere with conception.

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from Brighton Baby: a Revolutionary Organic Approach to Having an Extraordinary Child: The Complete Guide to Preconception & Conception
by Roy Dittmann
Balboa Press, 2012

I didn’t mind it too much when I was cutely pregnant in the second trimester, but by the end, when I was so pregnant I had corners and my belly button popped completely out like on a butterball turkey, I really hated people touching me, especially if I didn’t even know them.

“The Girlfriends' Guide to Pregnancy” by Vicki Iovine
from The Girlfriends’ Guide to Pregnancy
by Vicki Iovine
Pocket Books, 2007

Perales M, Nagpal TS, Barakat R. Physiological changes during pregnancy.

“Exercise and Sporting Activity During Pregnancy: Evidence-Based Guidelines” by Rita Santos-Rocha
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by Rita Santos-Rocha
Springer International Publishing, 2018

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  • Awesome video can’t wait to see the rest of your weeks and I made sure to sub and like… you look awesome… I’m on a prego Journey as well… much ❤️

  • An apprentice did my belly button piercing �� I can already hear the hate ��. Look I was 16 and it was only $10 to get it done but shit, it hurt. She couldn’t get the needle through the top and I was just laying there like tf. Then it rejected so there’s that

  • Omg babybump ������❤️ I am 21 weeks and 1 days pregnant so that means you will give birth in December right! Anyways I’m happy for yall

  • Mila/Milah/Meela is such a pretty name����������

    I didn’t know which way she wanted to spell it so I respelled it in different ways����

  • Anybody else turn down your volume before starting the video because you’ve learned by now that hes going to blast your ears with WHATS UP GUYS ITS HAROUT HERE!!!!!!

  • when i got my belly button pierced my body went into shock and i passed out on the floor�� it was nothing my piercer did but i just find it funny now

  • I’ve been wanting a belly button piercing for awhile now but I’m terrified to get it professionally done bc of most of the videos I have seen where the professional has messed up but I’m also terrified of doing it miself bc so much can go wrong it’s not like mi earlobe it’s by organs n if it gets infected it can go bad. What should I do??��

  • I have a belly button pierced and the first time I got it rejected because I am bigger and then I got it redone 2 weeks ago so far it’s going well so far but I don’t koe how long I have to wait to take baths again if anybody has any advice please comment Ik I’m very late on this video but the advice is much appreciated ����

  • I got my belly pierced for my 15th birthday ( im 16 now) it was so irritated and i cleaned it and everything so eventually i changed the ring and it started ripping to the surface of my skin and now i have a scar that shows a lot. So im gonna get it re pierced but im gonna try to use a hypoallergenic belly ring.

  • I buy a piercing kit from online then waiting for my menstruation to stop after a week then I just pierced my belly button yesterday I was so nervous but because of wanting to have a belly button piercing I did it and It didn’t hurt I didn’t feel anything like omg it’s already pierced �� and it’s like natural not looking reddish ♥️

  • I have a question. Now when can u be sure that ur belly button is completely healed? I know it can take 6 months or long to fully heal.

  • Omg okay, so I got mine 5 days ago, and it’s a bit yellow around the sight but it might be bruising? It doesn’t hurt and it seems to be doing okay just concerned about the color.. ha

  • I got my belly pierced and I’m 16 it didn’t hurt it was fast and easy also the tattoo shop said I can wait up to 3 months before I wanna change it but the Internet said about 6 months but I was gone wait but I didn’t so I change it in 3 months and nothing happen so far

  • Belly button piercing is the only piercing that I’ve got (except from usual lobe piercings). I had it done in professional studio, it was a little bit painful but nothing that I didn’t expect. When I got up from the chair I suddenly fainted and I didn’t feel it coming at all ���� since then I am too scared to have any more piercings done! ��

  • im 15 and i have my belly pierced i got it done when i was 13 i did all my piercings myself non of them got infected i used a needle i hate the piercing gun it takes longer to heal and hurts and swells more.i have 9 piercings: 1 nose, 2 cartilage, 2 lobe on each side so 4, 1 belly and 1 tragus and i love your videos ur so funny xx

  • I have my earlobe piercing for 1month and 3weeks but I got infection for 1month and its still red I think its spreading ehat should I do?

  • Hi roly! I know you always say not to do piercings at home, you don’t have to make a video on it but could you explain to me why you shouldn’t do it at home? I may or may not have done mine like an hour ago, I just wanna know what I might be in for.. thank you! ��❤️

  • I’m terrified I’m getting my belly button pierced tomorrow and I’m 13 and I see all these 13 year olds saying it hurt so bad but I also see some that said it was painless.

  • I got mine done two days ago and it was my first body piercing the only other thing I have done are my lobes. Getting it done was nearly painless. My piercer was really good and quick so there wasn’t time to worry about it hurting before it went through. It is however pretty sore now. And I’m usually a side to stomach sleeper so that’s been a struggle so far

  • im 13 and i got mine done 5 weeks ago, i have had no problems at all so far, cleaning everyday with the solution she gave me, i found the piercing process not painful at all. but she warned me that alot of people have cried and thought its painful but for me (personal experience) i didnt feel it. i had the choice of cold spray but chose not to. if you dont like pinches or you think that they hurt i would recommend not getting it but overall i really like them and wanted it so i got it. i wouldn’t recommend getting it at my age because of school i made a mistake there but i do recommend getting one if you like them��( at a professional shop NOT by yourself…)x

  • I am an extremely lazy ass…n I wanna have the piercing…but I don’t take a bath regularly….n during winters…I go about 3-4 days without putting water or soap on my body(except for my hands n face)I know I am gross���� u think it would be a good idea?

  • When I was getting my done it didnt hurt that much at all. I had problems with healing it cuz I work with horses but fortunately its healed quite nicely, didnt have any problems with it since.

  • Hello dear everybody, now I need u to share your navel piercing experience with high waisted jeans please..cause I’ve heard that u can’t wear them even if the navel piercing is completely healed.

  • Getting my tongue piercing redone. I got it done many years ago, but took it out for some reason now I keep talking about getting it done my next vacation but keep putting it off. The reason why I want to wait until I’m on vacation is because it was hard to talk semi-normal for a day or two and since I have to talk for work I would like to get it done at the start of vacation.

  • As a plus size person who just got there belly button pierced that was not offensive at all, it can be hard to find any information about getting it pierced for a plus size person so thank you for including that.

  • I really want one but my pain tolerance is really low and I’m too lazy for the healing process…I think ima just get a fake one for summer ❤

  • I’ve had a number of piercings in my lifetime. The naval piercing was my first introduction to the “body modification” world. It has since been retired and it is the one piercing I would NEVER get redone. I had it for about a year but it was too hard to heal. I was/am a very active person and trying to exercise and heal a naval piercing at the same time was just NOT working out for me. I honestly don’t know how other active people managed to heal that damn thing! It never got infected but it was just in a constant state of soreness. I eventually took it out and decided I’d never do it again unless I decided not to exercise or do any ab work at all for at least six months. Currently I have my nipples, septum, conch and VCH done. I’ll stick with those for now. You look great by the way and your “loose skin” is barely noticeable. I know it’s about what you’re comfortable with and not what anyone else is comfortable with but in my opinion, if you did it now it would still look great.

  • My piercer peirced a bit to much skin about 2 weeks ago, now I gotta find a 14mm bar. And they are hard to find. Any ideas where I can get one?

  • Yours is a 14 gauge, right? Looks great. I can wear either a 12 or 14 gauge, but 12 gauge curved bars are harder to find. I’m wearing a 12 now, and mine is an inverse navel, so the bigger ball is in the navel itself. I’ve had the piercing since 1978, and it was done at Gauntlet in LA, California. (Jan Griffiths).

  • Roly I hope you can help me I got my belly button pierced over like 1 or 2 months ago first off it was all good then the top ball started sinking in my skin so I ordered a maternity bar and I know I shouldn’t do that but it was my only option �� after that the holes closed up and it was all fine now I’m left with a really really red belly button piercing with scabs that appear every morning what should I do? Will it get better? I hope you or others can help ♥️

  • when she said get it done in the winter and that she got it done the end of september�� my birthday is september 15th and i want to get it done for my 16th birthday this yearr

  • my belly button piercing was so cute then got infected and then healed but then rejected.. i almost cried when i got it done it did hurt to move around like you said bending and stretching your body hurt for a couple weeks but it did get bumped and it scared but as soon as i saw it rejecting i took it out

  • i use to have mine pierced and i’ve been rly rly wanting to get my down for awhile. bc my mom thinks i was just allergic to the type of metal. the metal was sterling silver. we think i need that gold type. and also because my ears got infected from the silver ( i had my ears pierced before i was 1 month old lol ). so it was very odd. and i also got a bruise between my piercing. at first it was this big red thing. i went on this medication, it didn’t help. but now i have a scar from it. so idk if i should it it re pierced. so i’m so confused if i should get it re pierced again or no, someone help.

  • I just wanna say for anyone watching if a piercing shop will pierce your bellybutton without your parents consent when you’re underage they’re probably not a good shop and you should run away before they do it improperly or give you an infection

  • Hopefully you see this i need help im scared i got mine done 07-02-19 and its been about a month i think and I noticed its growing a bump around the bottom dangling thing im scared i dont know what to do i have been using sailine soaks and seasalt as well and hydrogen peroxide im so scared please help

  • I got my bellybutton pierced yesterday as a reward for recovering from personal issues but I’m so happy with it it’s a red diamond bar and it’s so pretty I feel more confident and so happy like I’m so in love with it!!❤️

  • Currently soaking my bottom navel its just fully migrated ��very sad that I’ll never be able to wear it again, also worried about the large scar it’s gonna leave x

  • I got mine done earlier today and it didn’t hurt at all but now that I’m laying in bed it stings really bad. I’m almost 100% sure that’s normal though.

  • I honestly don’t see any excess skin. I think it’s just your own insecurities showing through. Certainly not bad enough for something as invasive as surgery. I think a belly button piercing would look great on you right now

  • I wanna get belly button redone as well!! But the thing standing in my way is money. I also wanna pierce my second lobes and stretch them a little bit, but again, money is in the way of that right now. Workin towards both them tho!!!!!!!!

    Also, I love your personality!! And I think you’re beautiful!!!!!!!!!

  • I know I’m on the outside looking in and you will always view your own body differently but you look good girl����
    When you said “loose skin”, I was expecting something completely opposite of what you showed us; congrats on the weight loss!

  • Hey there, you look great first off. Obviously I have no idea about your body, but sometimes shit happens to our body and the abdominal wall is compromised and the muscles are damaged so it doesn’t matter how small or fit you get the abs aren’t fully together… sometimes people have to get surgery for that. I’m just saying because your tummy looks/reminds me of that. Just more information.��

  • The one thing that I still haven’t’ done is the nipple piercings. I am horrified by the thought of the pain. Although, I have handful of piercings and tattoos.

  • I see the extra skin, but it is so small! All that talk and I expected large flaps! Your body is amazing, and has healed perfectly! I am not going to push you into your navel piercing, however, I FEEL like even with the small overhang you have, it will still look good!

  • I’ve always been self conscious of my belly because I was a little heavier, I’ve thinned a little but not to the point where I’d like to be BUT I got my belly button pierced anyways and it really has boosted my confidence! I think it would hopefully do the same for you, it has really helped me appreciate that part of my body:) Next self love spot is my ankles and I’m planning on getting a cute tattoo there in June ��

  • Okay, confession time. I have even gone to talk to a tattoo artist about my next tattoo. I have three already. All I have to do is send reference images and pick a day for the appointment. Yet, I haven’t. I could get it done with my preferred artist at this particular shop next week. And I want it. So bad. But I haven’t booked the appointment or sent the pictures because I am nervous about two things. 1) spending the money on a student budget. 2) and this is the dumb one, but pain. I know! I know! Been putting it off too long now for those reasons. Gotta kick myself in the butt over it.

  • Perhaps the piercing would make you feel better about your stomach? I recently got a navel piercing myself, even though I am overweight. The piercing make me feel sexy and feminine in a way I didn’t do before but I was thinking like you, that I didn’t have enough confidence to pull it off.
    I’m thinking of getting a daith but I’m a bit scared to get it done, especially because of your experience. Furthermore, I like to change my jewelry pretty often and it seems to bit a bit difficult with the daith. Another piercing I want is to get my nostrilpiercing redone because it is placed a bit too low but I’m scared of getting it done because I remember the piercing as being pretty bad (it was my first piercing). You are the only YouTuber that I always catch up with and watch your recent videoes, thank you for amazing content!