The sun emits UV radiation which comes with both evidence-based benefits and risks. On a positive note, UVB light allows your body to make vitamin D. The downside of UV light exposure is that it damages the DNA in your skin cells, increasing your risks for skin cancers and accelerating the effects of aging. During pregnancy, some changes to your skin create additional considerations for sun exposure. This episode/article has tips for sun safety so you can maximize the benefits of sunshine while minimizing the damaging effects of the sun. Plus, information on choosing a pregnancy-safe sunscreen, tanning beds, sunless tanners, and sun exposure for your baby.

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