This is more of an informative post, rather than a question. I saw a post, and I couldn't figure out how to reply to it...LOL
Well, TANNING while you are pregnant is COMPLETELY safe. I am the manager at a tanning salon. One of my girls did some research after a guest came in and put her account on a "maternity freeze." The internet information she came across was as follows:
The UV rays of a tanning bed are not even close to the nuking waves that radiation is. The strongest bed (that we have) only goes through THREE layers of skin. There are SEVEN layers total. So, if it did by some change reach the uterus, it would have to penatrate 7 layers of skin, the uterus wall, and the amniotic fluid.
The only Cons:
1.) Laying on your back while pregnant puts pressure on a part of the spinal cord that causes nausea.
2.) The heat. You should not go any longer than 10 minutes.
3.) Dehydration. Just make sure you drink plenty of water before and after you finish.
I found out I was pregnant and quit tanning immediately. Being the tanning fanatic that I am (I know it is sad) I wanted to tan so badly. Of course I was under the impression that you could not tan while pregnant because it could harm the baby. Well, I told my mom about it, she yelled and said that she would turn the place in if they let me tan. She advised me to speak to my Doctor first. I did. AND HE SAID IT WAS PERFECTLY SAFE. (Although there are NO studies, because no one is going to purposely endanger their childs life for studies...but that given the information that we know about, it does seem impossible that the waves would reach your uterus.) I also consulted other tanning salon managers, and they said the same thing. IT IS SAFE. And while I was cleaning out my back room, I found a package about tanning while pregnant given out by Smart Tan (Certification that every tanning salon must go through in America) and , it too said that tanning while pregnant was completely safe.
I just wanted to let everyone know.