- Navel piercing and pregnancy: safety issues
Piercing navel pregnancy and stretch marks
Most women who have made a navel piercing, worried about the fact that during pregnancy the navel jewelery can under the pressure of increasing uterine cause serious damage to the skin, and if you remove the jewelry, can puncture overgrown. However, there is a third problem with piercings in the navel of pregnant women - in late pregnancy may be formed around the navel stretch marks tend to have an X-shaped.
Can a navel piercing cause the appearance of stretch marks
In the early months of pregnancy, until the stomach is increased only slightly, to worry about it not worth it. However, at a later date, when the skin begins to stretch, a puncture in the navel may increase. Sometimes in this area becomes inflamed, and formed a new scar tissue. Usually, the cause of inflammation is that the stomach in the last trimester of pregnancy begins to bulge, decoration it constantly clings to clothes, and it causes damage to skin irritation and inflammation. Skin tears are rare, but they are not excluded.
Sometimes around the navel forms a large stretch that may differ from the navel piercing, resembling in shape letter H. It is impossible to tell in advance who will stretch, and someone - no. The probability of their occurrence is highest in those who wear jewelry in the navel up to the birth, so it is recommended to take out after 6-7 months of pregnancy.
Jewellery must be removed immediately if damaged skin and signs of inflammation. Several times a day treat inflamed skin with antiseptic. If the inflammation passes after 2-3 days, consult a doctor.
To even a little to reduce the likelihood of stretch marks during pregnancy, apply daily on the skin of the abdomen fatty creams that contain natural oils.
If after pregnancy stretch marks from the piercing is still there, get rid of them only by means of special procedures such as laser resurfacing. No cosmetics, even the most high-quality and expensive, will not help remove stretch marks.
It is noteworthy that stretches around the navel often appear in those who did the piercing in less than a year and a half before the onset of pregnancy. During this time, on the walls of the hole do not have time to form dense scar tissue, and they are very susceptible to deformation.
If you do not want to re-do a navel piercing after birth, wearing his usual navel jewelry to 6-7 months of pregnancy, then remove it and insert a ring or barbell Teflon - a flexible material that does not cause allergic reactions
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And easily adapts to changes that occur with the body of a pregnant woman. The navel can also be worn fishing line or silk thread - they, too, will not give the opening overgrown during pregnancy.
Why do I get stretch marks on the body piercing
Stretch marks are a type of scar tissue that formed as a result of damage to the dermis - the middle layer of the skin. They appear when the skin is stretched rapidly in times of hormonal fluctuations - for example, during pregnancy or during puberty (stretching in adolescents, is usually not such a great and numerous as in pregnant women, but also quite noticeable). Certain hormones disrupt the production of collagen and elastin in the skin, resulting in skin in pregnancy becomes less elastic.
The navel itself is scar tissue that forms as a result of the fact that a person soon after birth, the umbilical cord is cut and tied off. During pregnancy, the navel often changes form - and becomes more prominent as increases in size. Pierced only forms a weak spot in the navel, which is quite easy to damage, for example, under strong pressure. When the uterus is growing and begins to press on the skin from the inside, the dermis in the puncture quickly broken, and around the navel formed stretch marks.
Is it possible to avoid the appearance of stretch marks
You can take some measures to reduce the likelihood of their occurrence, but no one can guarantee you that there will be no extensions. Particularly high risk of stretch marks in women with overweight during pregnancy have scored more than 14 kg. If your close relatives have stretch marks, there is a good chance that you have a genetic predisposition to it. In this case, a navel piercing
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only a few will increase the risk of stretch marks in the navel, which they certainly will be very evident.
Careful skin care, first of all - regular and intensive moisture - for the duration of the pregnancy, if you do not help prevent the formation of stretch marks, then at least make them a little less noticeable.
How to care for piercings during pregnancy
During pregnancy should be more thoroughly washed punctured stomach every time you take a shower or bath. Do not forget to gently rotate the jewelry to remove any dirt from the hole. To clean a fairly simple soap and warm water; antiseptics should be used only if there are signs of infection.