The most recent evidence suggests that sunbeds and long periods of tanning in the sun have the highest risk during your first trimester. So it’s best to avoid sunbeds during your first trimester and try to limit your time in direct sunlight. All in all, tanning while pregnant is considered safe for you and baby.
Can tanning while pregnant harm the baby?
Is Tanning Safe During Pregnancy? There’s no clear evidence that tanning — either outside or in a tanning bed — will directly harm your baby-to-be. Whether you tan outside or inside, the ultraviolet (UV) radiation is the same, although in a tanning bed it’s more concentrated.
How long can you sit in the sun while pregnant?
The key is to remember that a little sun exposure goes a long way. Most research points to as little as five to ten minutes of sun exposure two to three times a week on the arms, legs, hands and/or face to meet all of the body’s vitamin D needs.
Do you sunburn more easily when pregnant?
When you are pregnant, the increased hormone levels coursing through your body cause your skin to become more sensitive and burn more easily.
Is your skin more sensitive to the sun when pregnant?
The skin is more sensitive during pregnancy, which can mean it’s more likely to burn in the sun or if you use a sunbed. Changing hormone levels will also make you more prone to skin pigmentation (colouration). Dark, irregular patches of skin called chloasma sometimes appear on your face.
Can sunbathing cause miscarriage?
According to Professor Asma Khalil, Professor of Obstetrics and Maternal-Fetal Medicine at The Portland Hospital, sunbathing won’t specifically affect your pregnancy in any way.