(Closed) Belly button ring and pregnancy…

posted 6 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
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7431 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

@totheislnds:  my understanding is that when you’ve had it in that long, it won’t close up. So once you get pregnant, the hole will just spread and get bigger with your belly. This doesn’t happen to everyone I suppose, though, so you could be safe.

I also have had a friend who took theirs out and thought it had closed up, only for it pop oen and get infected when she got bigger :/  Probably not likely to happen to you, but hopefully more people will have experience with it

 

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I had mine for about 10 years and then just took it out and never replaced it. The whole is barely there and would have to be redone it I ever wanted to wear one again but it did not hurt or give me any problems at all.

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2016

I had mine since 18 and have had 3 babies.. it did get stretched out some, I took mine out for good on 2009 bc it just bothered me and I didnt have any desire to wear it anymore, out grew it lol. I had some issues putting it back in but it was ok. I used an earring back to poke the hole and then stretched it out with the ring.

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

@totheislnds- Sorry, don’t know about pregnancy yet 🙁

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper

If you did want to keep it there are flexible pregnancy “retainers” for belly button rings.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I had mine for over 10 years when I got pregnant. I left it in until it actually got in the way of ultrasound pictures. When I took it out, I had no problems. I’ve actually ahd it out for over 3 years and the hole is still there.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Thank you for asking this question for me!! I’ve had my ring in since 16 too..i’m 27 now and we will begin TTC this year!! I’ve been thinking about it too–It actually hit me recently that I had it pierced haha.I had forgotten since it just became a part of me =). I’m going to remove it once I get pregnant and start to grow =)

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I took mine out last summer after having it in for 9 years, and it’s grown over persay (couldn’t get a ring through there), but the hole is still there, and from what I’ve read up on it, it always will be. I really never thought of it stretching during pregnancy though….eek…I too which I had thought more of these things before deciding at 16 that it just had to happen haha.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I got mine when I was 19, had it taken out when I was 27 and about 4 months pregnant. It has been out for nine months, and there’s not a hole anymore, but there is a very small scar. It did not/does not hurt at all.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

I did mine at 16 too! lol. I am now pregnant and I took it out 2 days ago. I have quite and ugly hole 🙁 and I hate it. I had it catch and tear like a year after I got it. I am really hoping that it grows over a bit. I totally forgot about it until 2 days ago. It just kind of became a part of me.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I had mine for 14 years, and I took it out at about 18 weeks pregnant or so.  It started to get uncomfortable. 

Now, because my belly button is more shallow, both holes are, like, in the middle of my stomach.  It looks really odd!

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I had my belly button pieced around 16 years old – took it out at 21 and sad to report the hole never went away (i’m almost 29 now). I am not sure i could fit through a huge belly button ring, but an earing back still goes through very easily. A very close friend is 30 weeks now and did the same thing – she does have 2 odd looking marks where the peircing was but nothing crazy- just looks like the hole marks have stretched along with everything else. I think in our generation this is going to be a very common problem!

I wouldn’t worry about it for now, I think even if you take it out now it’s not going to make a difference on how it looks on a baby bump. So – if you enjoy it, leave it in until you feel the need to take it out! 🙂

Good luck!

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