Tanning Beds While Pregnant?

Cynthia Flynn's picture


Dear Midwife,
Is it okay to go into the tanning bed while pregnant?


Putting aside the question of whether tanning beds are *ever* ok (keeps the dermatologists busy later with the skin cancer), I tell my own patients to avoid them (along with hot tubs), but there are no scientific studies that I am aware of that they do any actual harm.

-- Cynthia, CNM. PhD.

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