Can You Get Piercings During Pregnancy?

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By Dr. Marisa Garshick | Updated on Dec 3, 2023
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While technically piercings are safe during pregnancy, it’s generally best to avoid any elective procedures. This is because any elective procedure can also come with risks, including a risk of infection, which may be more challenging to treat during pregnancy. Additionally, because pregnancy can lower the immune system, it may increase the potential for infection.

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Can You Get Piercings During Pregnancy?

 Marisa Garshick Profile Photo
By Dr. Marisa Garshick | Updated on Dec 3, 2023
Image for article Can You Get Piercings During Pregnancy?

While technically piercings are safe during pregnancy, it’s generally best to avoid any elective procedures. This is because any elective procedure can also come with risks, including a risk of infection, which may be more challenging to treat during pregnancy. Additionally, because pregnancy can lower the immune system, it may increase the potential for infection.

Pregnant woman holding her stomach on a bed with a plant in the background

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