Pregnant, I want a piercing

Pregnant, I want a piercing

Our specialists answer the questions that have particularly caught the attention of the editorial staff. The question of Kenza: "Pregnant, I want a piercing, must we take special precautions?"

The opinion of Anna Roy, liberal and hospitable midwife in Paris

  • Phenomenon very popular for several years, piercing or piercing is to pierce the skin in certain parts of the body (ears, tongue, navel, nipples, brow bone, intimate parts ...) to fix a jewel. It requires drastic hygienic measures from certified piercers. Indeed, this practice brings a foreign body into the skin. It is therefore likely to cause infectious complications (staphylococci, streptococci ...), viral (hepatitis B and C, AIDS virus or herpes ...), allergic (eczema) or haematomas and sometimes hemorrhagic risks.
  • During pregnancy, the immune system is weakened, making the woman more susceptible to infections. This is why it is advisable to avoid a practice that involves risks of infectious complications. In addition, due to hormonal changes, the size and shape of the breasts and nipples change, those of the belly, navel and intimate parts also.
  • It is true that there is special jewelry pregnancy, but these are not sterile, it will be systematically asked the future mother to remove them by entering the birth room. So, for more tranquility, so restrain this desire for nine months, then let some time after delivery, before achieving his piercing.

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