Question by  joyce (19)

Are tanning beds safe to use during pregnancy?

I recently found out I am pregnant and have been using a tanning bed, I am worried that I hurt my baby.


Answer by  maggiec1179aolcom (754)

They say NOT to use a tanning bed while you are pregnant. Having said that, if you just found out you are pregnant you are likely not far along enough to have done harm to your little one. I am sure your little one is fine but if you have concerns discuss them with your doctor.


Answer by  Roland27 (16334)

No. They are not so good for your baby. The UV rays are harmful to your baby as well as yourself. Don't sweat it that you used one before. Just don't use it in the future.


Answer by  karebeer (429)

I would think that tanning beds are not safe during preganancy because its not that safe when you tan by yourself! I would think that the uv rays from the tanning bed would be harmful to the baby! I tan on a regular basis and everyone tells me how dangerous it is just for me! I would wait!


Answer by  Roland27 (16334)

They are not good for pregnant Women so stop all use of tanning beds. It's quite possible that you haven't hurt the baby. Don't beat yourself up about it. You had no clue you were pregnant.


Answer by  Ali41 (1593)

Tanning beds are not recommended during pregnancy, especially during the first trimester. Its also important to know that your skin is MUCH more sensitive during pregnancy.


Answer by  Rose (6804)

Doctors do not recomend using a tanning bed during pregnancy, next time you go to your doctor you may want to bring it up to him or her.


Answer by  Kisha (116)

Id just be sure not to use them now that you know your pregnant. Other than that everything should be good.


Answer by  amy92 (10)

Tanning beds are not safe for anyone. Tanning beds have shown to increase your risk of developing skin cancer. It is always a good idea to refrain from any activities that have not been proven to be safe during pregnancy. If it's not safe for you, it's not safe for your fetus.


Answer by  Jen70 (62)

If you were going before you found out, everything should be fine. You should stop going immediately though. It can raise your core temperature to unsafe levels for the baby.

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