Sun Exposure and Tanning During Pregnancy
The sun emits UV radiation that comes with both risks and benefits. An estimated 90% of our vitamin D comes from the sun. Vitamin D is critical when you are pregnant for both you and your baby. During pregnancy, you may experience some changes to your skin that can make you more sensitive to the sun. Too much sun can damage your skin, increase your risks for skin cancers, and accelerate the effects of aging. Get tips for sun safety so you can maximize the benefits of sunshine while minimizing the damaging effects of the sun. Plus, this article covers how to choose the right sunscreen, sun exposure for your baby, tanning beds, and sunless tanners.
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