Hi Ladies, I don't want to sound vein or anything her, I'm planning to have a water birth this time it's my second baby. As most of us do, I feel awful so been applying self tan once a week just to brighten me up and always have nails and toes done. Anyway do you know if I'm wearing self tan and labour goes to plan am I allowed to have a water birth? someone said they had read somewhere that if you've got it on the midwives don't like you getting in the pool ??
Ha ha it's not my biggest worry at all the pain and how long it takes is what worries me! If you're in warm water for long period of time it starts to come off and I don't think it will be very nice in the pool.
"Not sure I'd be loading my skin up with that much chemical when pg though"
Fake tan is perfectly safe to use in pregnancy. The DHA in fake tan only stays on the skin and isn't absorbed so it won't affect the baby or be harmful. The only risk is an allergic reaction to the mother although spray tans aren't recommended as they don't know the effects of inhaling the spray.
OP, have you tried a gradual tanner? Might be less likely to come off. Mine's always fine in the bath or in a pool on holiday although I suppose you would be in a birthing pool for longer.
I only apply it myself as I did read about the possible risk of inhaling it, and know its not harmful to my bubba if it was I certainly wouldn't be doing it i'm really not that vain I just like to make myself look a human i'm so pale and especially this time of year it's nice to brighten myself up. Also it would be a good idea not to apply it that week , but who knows when the Lil lady will make an appearance?? I think I'll ask my midwife on next app she must know? Thanks ladies xxxx
Surely with all the blood and poo and stuff they won't mind fake tan? Also, are you sure it comes off in water? I've swam in mine loads (when I can be arsed to put it on) and I don't leave a trail of brown behind me I'm sure!
I don't think baby will be in the water long enough for it to effect them, not that it would anyway. Thank you for your replies ladies,I know it's not an important factor whatsoever I just hope I have a safe delivery. I hope I can have a water birth as I've been told it's a lot nicer and easier in the water. I was induced with my son and it took over 48 hours all in all so just preying it happens naturally and straight forward this time !!!