Dermal anchors & pregnancy

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 1994

@MissTatas:  My daughter has a dermal in her belly button and she kept it in the whole pregnancy. I don’t think it caused her any issues but I’ll ask her and let you know what she said tomorrow.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

I don’t know anything about anchors but I think it depends where they’re located on your hips. Your skin is going to expand all over down there, and they might provide a weak-point for stretching… I know a lot of people with previous stretchmarks usuallly get them worse on the spots that are already marked, since they’re already broken in.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

your skin will definitely stretch. that would be the worry i’d have.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

@MissTatas:  Yours are much higher & wider than where a C-section cut would be. I think the risk of infection is probably the most problematic; A bad infection can be harmful to your pregnancy, regardless of how far along you are.

I guess you have to weigh the risk of infection and having to remove it in case of emergency vs the pain of getting it removed now. Again- I don’t know ANYTHING about these risks :-/

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 1994

@MissTatas:  I asked my daughter about her dermal and she said the only trouble she had with hers was an infection after she had an ultrasound and didn’t wipe off the gel well enough, but she said her Dr asked what she wanted to do about hers in case of csection. I hope you don’t have to have them removed.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

@MissTatas:  I feel like in case of emergency they’d take them out while they’re down there. I mean, they’re already cutting into you; might as well let them handle it.

Post # 12
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

They probably won’t admit you for a c-section if you keep the dermals in. If they have to use the d-fib, it will burn the hell out of you. Not to mention that they do leave an area “ripe” for infection should they need to cut on/around it. I googled it and found a few cases where the hole stretched to the point that they came out themselves.

If I were you, I’d have them removed.

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