Pregnancy & Body Piercings… what did you do with them?

posted 2 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
469 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2019

I’ve taken almost all of mine out over the years (a lot). I haven’t been pregnant, but know a lot about piercings. Which piercings do you have and how old are they?

The only ones that remain are my first hole and my hip dermals. Which I cringe at even thinking about taking those out. I’ve had them for almost 7 years.

Post # 3
1743 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

j9marie :  I have a belly button piercing. I lost the pregnancy before getting very big, but I ordered maternity rings. They’re softer and they allow room to grow so you have the opportunity to keep your piercing. 

Post # 4
395 posts
Helper bee

I had a belly button piercing that was 10+ years old. I took it out prior to pregnancy (a few months before)  and a red mark remained (small scar) which I didn’t pay much attention to – now that I’m pregnant the mark/scar obviously expanded … not the best look.  



Post # 5
960 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015 - Historic Chapel

j9marie :  I took my belly ring out when my belly started getting too big. 

Post # 6
3065 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

j9marie :  Im 17 weeks and still have my belly button ring in and also my clitoral ring in.

I imagine my belly ring will come out kind of soon ow that I am starting to show, I will probably take the clitoral ring out when I go into labor, maybe a few weeks before as I sometimes forget about it lol…I do NOT want that in when I am delivering! 

I won’t do a maternity belly ring as I think it will stay open, I’ve had my belly button pierced for almsot 15 years, and I really hope my clitoral piercing stays open ( have had it for 11 years), its my fave!


Post # 7
1360 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

I’m only about 10 weeks but I took my belly button ring out already. I’m not showing yet but I’m starting to get very bloated at night lol. Also all my pants are high waisted and the bloating = ring rubbing against my pants. I was hoping to keep it in a little longer but oh well. That will probably be it for piercings for me anyway. 

Post # 8
127 posts
Blushing bee

I have a flexible one that I used during my pregnancy once my other bars were too small for the job (for my belly button piercing) and I have a plastic one for my nose that I use for work but I had on hand incase I needed to take metal out. I didn’t need to in the end but it was there.

Post # 12
1796 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

I took out my belly button jewelry part way through my pregnancy.  I had it for about 15 yrs.  It did not close up during the pregnancy and I was able to put the jewelry back in after delivery.  However, it was kind of stretched out and weird looking, so I decided to stop wearing jewelry in it for good.  My daughter is 16 months now and it has mostly closed up at this point.  (It still looks like a hole but you can’t put jewelry all the way through.)  It was fun while it lasted, I guess. 

Post # 13
6093 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2016

I had my naval pierced and my VCH. I got a longer, plastic ring for my naval piercing and switched that in when my belly started getting rounder. I still have that piercing- almost 8 years after my son was born and it still looks really good. It took a little while for my body to settle afterward and I cringed when I looked at what had become of my belly for a bit 😉 

I kept wondering what I would do with my VCH- especially during labor. I never took it out but it became a non-issue because I ended up getting a C-section. So I’ve still got that one, too.

Personally, I wouldn’t take anything out until absolutely necessary.

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