“Hi Vanessa, I love your podcast and am so grateful I found it early so I could listen to it throughout pregnancy!  I am almost 17 weeks pregnant with our first (a boy!) and have listened to almost every episode! I appreciate all of your research on very serious, important topics — I have gotten so much out of each of these podcasts. My question is a simple one. I have had a belly button piercing for over 15 years, so it is long healed, but I’m wondering if I need to remove it at some point during pregnancy (and if so, when is the ideal time?) I understand it may be desirable to remove a belly button piercing for comfort reasons, but are there any health reasons to remove it during pregnancy or labor/delivery? Thank you for any input!” – Alysia

Covered in this episode
  • Belly button piercings
  • Nipple piercings
  • Genital piercings
  • Mommy Steps makes insoles specifically for pregnancy. They have insoles for athletic shoes and ones for flats or boots. You can even heat them in your oven and mold them to your own feet to make you more comfortable and to prevent foot issues during pregnancy. Mommy Steps is offering an exclusive 20% off for listeners of the Pregnancy Podcast. Click here to check them out and enter the promo code FEET when you checkout.
  • Zahler makes a high quality prenatal vitamin that has the active form of folate plus omega 3s and DHA. This is the prenatal vitamin I take and the one I recommend. Zahler was very generous and gave me a promo code I can share with you so you can save 25% off when you buy a month supply on Amazon. To order them today click this link Zahler Prenatal + DHA and enter the promo code PREPOD25 when you checkout to save 25% on a one month supply.
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