We’re here today with Emma, a 29-year-old mom-to-be with a unique story to share about her journey through pregnancy while having both navel and nipple piercings. Emma is excited to talk about her experiences, from the initial decision to get pierced to how she’s managing her piercings during pregnancy. So grab a cup of tea, get comfy, and join us for this open and candid conversation with Emma.
Interviewer: Hi Emma ! Thanks for joining us today to share your unique experience with navel and nipple piercings during your pregnancy. How are you feeling today?
Emma: Hi! I’m feeling great, thank you. The baby has been kicking a lot lately, so it’s quite an exciting time for me.
Interviewer: That’s wonderful! Now, let’s talk about your belly button piercing. When did you decide to get it, and what motivated you to do so?
Emma: I got my belly button pierced when I was 18. It was a spontaneous decision with my friends. We thought it was a cool way to express ourselves, and I liked how it looked on others.
Interviewer: It’s always fun to do something daring with friends. Can you share any memorable experiences or reactions you’ve had with your piercing since getting it?
Emma: Oh, definitely! I remember one time at the beach when a stranger complimented my belly button ring, which made me feel pretty good about my decision to get it. On the other hand, there were times when some people thought it was too “bold” or “daring,” but I’ve always been comfortable with my choice.
Interviewer: How did you take care of it initially, and were there any challenges in maintaining it?
Emma: I followed my piercer’s advice and cleaned it with a saline solution twice a day. The hardest part was remembering not to touch it too much, especially when it was still healing.
Interviewer: Did you ever have any issues with infection or irritation due to the belly button piercing?
Emma: Thankfully, I never experienced any severe infections. There were a couple of times when it got a bit irritated, especially when I wore high-waisted pants that rubbed against it. But overall, it’s been relatively problem-free.
Interviewer: Now that you’re pregnant, how has your belly button piercing adapted to your growing belly?
Emma: It’s been interesting! My belly button piercing has stretched as my belly has grown. I got a pregnancy belly button ring that’s made from a flexible material, so it’s more comfortable as my belly expands.
Interviewer: I’m curious, why did you decide to keep your belly button piercing during pregnancy and switch to a pregnancy belly button ring instead of just taking it out?
Emma: I’ve had my belly button piercing for a long time, and it’s become a part of me in a way. I didn’t want to remove it completely and risk it closing up, but I also knew that a regular belly button ring wouldn’t be comfortable as my belly grew. So, I did some research and found a pregnancy belly button ring made from a flexible material that would adapt to my changing body. It’s been a great solution for me, allowing me to keep my piercing while also being comfortable during pregnancy.
Interviewer: How has your partner or family reacted to your piercings during pregnancy, and have you received any comments from strangers or acquaintances?
Emma: My partner has been supportive of my decision to keep my piercings during pregnancy, and my family hasn’t said much about it. As for strangers and acquaintances, I’ve received a mix of reactions. Some people have complimented my piercings, while others have given me strange looks or made negative comments. But ultimately, I’m comfortable with my choices and try not to let other people’s opinions affect me too much.
Interviewer: Have you encountered any challenges or difficulties with your belly button piercing during your pregnancy?
Emma: The main challenge has been finding maternity clothes that don’t put too much pressure on my piercing. I’ve had to be extra cautious to avoid snagging it on my clothes or causing any discomfort.
Interviewer: That sounds like a smart choice. Are you concerned about how your belly button piercing might look after giving birth?
Emma: Yes, I’m a bit worried. I’ve seen photos of before and after pregnant belly piercings, and it’s hard to predict how it will look. I hope it won’t change too much, but if it does, I might consider removing it.
Interviewer: Speaking of removal, do you know if belly button piercings close up after taking them out?
Emma: I’ve heard it depends on the person and how long they’ve had the piercing. Some people’s piercings close up, while others don’t. I guess I’ll have to wait and see!
Interviewer: It seems like there’s a bit of uncertainty there. Now, you also have a nipple piercing. How are you feeling about that, especially when it comes to breastfeeding?
Emma: I’m a little nervous about it, but I’ve talked to my doctor, and they said it’s best to remove it before breastfeeding. I’ll just have to be careful and make sure everything is clean and safe for my baby.
Interviewer: Were there any specific reasons or motivations behind getting your nipple piercing?
Emma: I got my nipple piercing when I was 22, mainly because I thought it was a unique and empowering way to express myself at the time. I liked how it looked and felt, and I thought it added an extra element of confidence to my personality.
Interviewer: Have you experienced any challenges with your nipple piercing over the years, particularly in terms of clothing or activities?
Emma: There have been a few challenges, especially when it comes to wearing certain types of bras or swimsuits. I’ve had to be mindful of the materials and styles to avoid irritation or snagging. As for activities, I had to be extra cautious during contact sports or any activity where there might be a risk of injury.
Interviewer: It’s great that you’re being cautious. Do you see yourself getting any other piercings in the future, or are you content with what you have now?
Emma: Honestly, I haven’t thought much about getting any other piercings in the future. Right now, I’m focused on preparing for the arrival of my little one and enjoying this exciting time in my life. But who knows, maybe I’ll change my mind in the future!
Interviewer: Lastly, do you have any advice for others considering piercings, especially those who plan on becoming pregnant in the future?
Emma: I’d say think about the long-term effects and how your body might change during pregnancy. It’s essential to be prepared for those changes and be willing to adapt. But most importantly, make sure you’re doing it for yourself and not just because it’s trendy.
Interviewer: That’s excellent advice, Emma. Thank you so much for sharing your experiences with us. We wish you all the best with the remainder of your pregnancy and the arrival of your little one!
Emma: Thank you!