Navel piercing and pregnancy: safety - Stretch

September 1, 2013

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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 Allergic reactions: how to understand why you tickle in the throat  Allergic reactions: how to understand why you tickle in the throat
 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 Navel piercing - only for the most distinguished  Navel piercing - only for the most distinguished
   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.

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Chlamydia in pregnancy: a hidden and dangerous infection - Causes and symptoms of chlamydia

May 1, 2011

  • Chlamydia in pregnancy: a hidden and dangerous infection
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Causes and symptoms of chlamydia

Chlamydia - is one of the genital infections. Called it chlamydia, small bacteria that live in the cells of the mucous membranes (epithelium) genital organs. After the introduction of chlamydia Chlamydia: insidious and widespread disease  Chlamydia: insidious and widespread disease
   epithelial cells of the genital organs lose the ability to destroy pathogens (this quality is called phagocytosis), that is violated local immunity and chlamydia already free to "move" to other organs (pharynx, trachea, eyes) and multiply.

The main route of infection with chlamydia - genital, but it is possible to catch and household waste, using, for example, one patient with a towel chlamydia (but only if this happens in the near future - chlamydia in the environment do not last long). But even when you have sex, not all infected with chlamydia - it all depends on the immune system.

Chlamydia is very dangerous because it is often asymptomatic. The incubation period it is about two weeks. After that, a woman can begin mucous or muco-purulent discharge, burning and itching in the genital area, frequent urination. Infection could gradually cease to manifest itself imperceptibly to the internal sex organs - the uterus and its appendages, ovaries. This process can happen quickly, and may be accompanied by a rise in temperature and abdominal pain Abdominal pain: when to sound the alarm?  Abdominal pain: when to sound the alarm?

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How dangerous chlamydia during pregnancy

Pregnancy leads to many changes in the female body, primarily hormone that causes immunosuppression. All this, in turn, almost always exacerbates latent infection.

Chlamydia is dangerous both during pregnancy and during labor. In early pregnancy, chlamydia often leads to abortion, missed abortion Missed abortion - do not lose faith in yourself  Missed abortion - do not lose faith in yourself
 And the development of malformations of the internal organs of the fetus. In the later stages of chlamydia can cause fetal hypoxia (lack of oxygen to the fetus is not, as a result primarily affect the brain and the cardiovascular system of the fetus), premature birth, inflammation of the lining of the uterus (postpartum endometritis) mother. During pregnancy, the infection can overcome the barrier of the placenta and infect the baby. In this case, the child may develop a uterine infection with multiple lesions of the internal organs and systems. Intrauterine infection often ends with the death of the child.

If a child avoid intrauterine infection, it gets a new threat - chlamydial infection during childbirth. In this case, in the newborn it is most often chlamydial ocular and other mucous membranes.

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Diagnosis of chlamydia

It is best to identify all sexual infections before pregnancy. But it also happens that there comes an unplanned pregnancy, without the prior survey. In this case, a woman is required to inspect for the presence of sexually transmitted infections (including chlamydia) when registering in the antenatal clinic.

Diagnosis of chlamydia is made by laboratory blood tests (polymerase chain reaction - PCR) detection of antibodies to chlamydia (enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay - ELISA) and as a result of crop discharge from the genital tract in the culture media in order to identify the causative agent of chlamydia and its sensitivity to antibiotics Antibiotics - whether they will help you in the foreseeable future?  Antibiotics - whether they will help you in the foreseeable future?
   (microbiological analysis).

 Causes and symptoms of Chlamydia | Chlamydia during pregnancy: a hidden and dangerous infection

Treatment of chlamydia in pregnant women

Treatment of chlamydia in pregnant women is not so easy, because in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy (it was at this time, most miscarriages happen in the background chlamydia) antibacterial agents do not apply because of their possible negative impact on the fetus.

After the 12th week of pregnancy in a woman's placenta is formed, which reduces any toxic effects on the fetus, therefore it is possible to prescribe antibiotics to treat a variety of infections. Apply antibiotics, no negative effects on the fetus. Be sure to be appointed as a restorative treatment: vitamins, minerals, and other tools that strengthen the body's defenses. When antibiotic treatment is over, pregnant women are advised to take drugs that restore normal intestinal microflora (bifibumbakterin, laktobakterin).

A woman is considered to be cured if a week after the end of treatment she has not found chlamydia when sown on nutrient media selections.

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