I'm confused, you guys. Now I know I'm not a mom, nor will I be for quite a few years, but didn't you moms worry about more important things during your pregnancy than tanning your skin? I already know the answer from most of you! Maybe you worried about things like the need for doing everything you could do to make sure your child is as healthy as possible. Maybe you worried about the need for vitamin D.
Did you turn to a tanning bed--especially while pregnant--to get it?
Thanks to the author of Hotel Melanoma, it was brought to my attention that the Indoor Tanning Association is indirectly implying that tanning while pregnant may not be such a bad idea. While the ITA DOES NOT SUGGEST pregnant women use tanning beds, they did share this article discussing the need for vitamin D for brain development of unborn babies on their website.
Do you think people will see this and assume tanning is safe for pregnant ladies? Although the article is on their website, do you believe people would care more about the safety of their unborn baby than a tan? I used to think so.
Then this happened.
So needless to say, my faith in the sanity of some future mothers was challenged.
Instead of falling in the trap, I hope those pregnant ladies seek other options for their source of vitamin D. While considering options, I encourage you to check out this interesting article about indoor tanning and vitamin D.
Hell, even Snooki stopped tanning while pregnant.
(Sorry, Snooki. You are my go-to for the tanning crap. You're far more beautiful without the fake and bake tan!)