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Risks of Sunbathing While Pregnant Cancer risk. Exposure to the sun, particularly if it results in sunburn, can increase your risk of skin cancer Raised body temperature. Sun exposure can raise core body temperature.

When you’re pregnant, you can become dehydrated Skin changes. During. 2) Wear Protective Clothing And Avoid Midday Wearing sunscreen is a given when it comes to sunbathing while pregnant.

You should never go without it! But good sun protection goes beyond only wearing sunscreen. If you don’t want to lie in the sun but still want the benefits, you can: exercise outside go for a 30-minute walk open the windows while you drive park farther from your work and walk eat a meal outdoors take a vitamin D supplement invest in. Precautions to take while going out: Don’t go out during midday Wear loose-fitting clothes on your body Use sunglasses and large hats to cover your face Only use pregnancy approved sunscreens. Talk to your doctor about the possibility of supplementing Vitamin D.

During pregnancy, your skin may be more sensitive and you may burn more easily in the sun. So it’s a good idea to stay out of the sun whenever you can. In any case, setting out to get a tan is probably not a good idea, whether you’re pregnant or not. A tan is your skin’s attempt to protect itself from the damage caused by ultraviolet (UV) radiation.

wear SPF30 sunscreen or higher reapply sunscreen at least every 2 hours sit in the shade, not directly in the sun try to avoid the sun during it’s peak hours of 11am to 3pm. Risks of Sunbathing While Pregnant In addition to the risks of regular sunbathing (sunburn, skin cancer, etc.), sunbathing while pregnant adds a whole new dimension. Exposure to the sun can increase the core temperature of the pregnant woman. You could more easily become dehydrated which would lead to symptoms of preterm labor. Sunbathing exposes you to ultraviolet rays which are dangerous for everyone, but more so when pregnant.

Because of the increased hormone levels sunbathing is even more dangerous than before becoming pregnant. Being pregnant causes hormone levels to increase, possibly causing the skin to become more sensitive. The Safety of Tanning While Pregnant Regardless of whether you are pregnant or not, exposure to the sun puts you at risk for premature aging and malignant melanoma (skin cancer). The following information will help you think through tanning in a bed, on the beach, or with help from a bottle.

Is Sunbathing Safe During Pregnancy? Soaking in some sun can be relatively safe during pregnancy. After all, the sun is our number one source of vitamin D and can protect against a number of diseases, prevent depression, and boost the immune system.

But, very little sun exposure is needed to provide you with your body’s and your baby’s needs.

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Not only is the heat from the tanning bed potentially harmful to your developing baby, the man­made suntan you acquire will only serve to accentuate the butterfly­shaped area of pigmentation (chloasma) that can occur on the cheeks and forehead—the so­called “mask of pregnancy.”

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Good news: there’s no direct damage to your baby from sunbathing.

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(But stay out of the sun during peak hours, since pregnant skin is sensitive skin.)

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Since sand, concrete, snow, and water reflect ULTRAVIOLET RADIATION, it is better to park a baby carriage on grass instead of a patio; even on overcast days, as much as 80 percent of the sun’s harmful radiation can still penetrate the clouds.

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If you remain indoors, expose your baby and yourself to sunlight for part of the day.

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Not in pregnancy or with skin lesions or sunburn.

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