Pregnancy is a big physical change, so your lifestyle inevitably needs to change as well. There are things that you need to do on a regular basis. There are many things that you should consider when you are pregnant. As an example, if you regularly color your hair for work, find out whether it’s still safe to do when you are pregnant. You should also know whether you can travel or go into hot tubs and saunas. Many women still want to indulge in beauty treatments. Here are a few things you should know:
- Botox: It’s not yet validated whether Botox therapy is safe when you are pregnant or breastfeeding. However, it’s recommended to postpone this cosmetic treatment, because introducing any foreign substance, even on your outer skin, could have an effect on your baby.
- Injectable fillers: With injectable skin fillers, you can make lips fuller and wrinkles smoother. These fillers could be made of hyaluronic acid or collagen. Again, there’s no meaningful information on how safe filler is for pregnant women. In reality, wrinkles on pregnant women tend to appear diminished, due to higher fluid retention.
- Chemical peel: Chemical peel is based on alpha-hydroxy acids. Chemical peel products are applied topically, however, your skin can still absorb a small amount of it, so it will enter your body. In general, it’s still considered safe. But, when you are pregnant, there’s still a possibility that a trace amount of chemical peel substance will be absorbed by your baby’s tissue as well.
- Facial products: For some women, pregnancy hormones will wreak havoc on the condition of their skin. It means that their complexion could change after the first three months of the pregnancy. When choosing facial products, make sure that they don’t contain harsh substances. It’s a good idea to choose homemade, organic facial solutions that are perfectly safe for your skin and baby.
- Massages: If performed properly, massages should be safe for pregnant women. Professional massage therapists often offer special sessions for pregnant women. They are designed to accommodate your well being during pregnancy.
- Saunas, whirlpools and hot tubs: You should know that exposing yourself to very warm water during pregnancy can be somewhat risky. During the first weeks of pregnancy, core body temperature of pregnant women could rise significantly. The risk of neural tube defects or miscarriage can be higher when pregnant women use saunas, whirlpools and hot tubs often.
- Travelling: Health professionals often advise pregnant women to have light physical exercises regularly, including walking. Travelling is perfectly acceptable during early months of pregnancy. However, when you get closer to your due date, you shouldn’t go too far from the prenatal care provider. If your pregnancy is known to be high-risk, then you shouldn’t travel too far. When you plan to travel, you should consider your risk factors. If you have twins or triplets in your womb, travelling to remote areas may not be a good idea. Women with regular pregnancy condition could travel normally until early third trimester.