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27 Nov 2005

tanning bed while pregnant
is it safe to go to a tanning bed in the first couple months of pregnancy?
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01 Jan 0001

Dear Tan

I would suggest that you best avoid the tanning bed in the first couple months of pregnancy.

Firstly, the changes in the blood flow in your skin would predispose you to the increase risk of dehydration. Also, the hormone changes of pregnancy may result in unpredictable skin pigmentation.
There is also the tendency towards lowering of blood pressure in the early pregnancy state and this may cause unnecessary strain on your cardiovascular system.
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