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Is Botox safe during pregnancy?

Is it safe to get Botox treatments during pregnancy?


Is it safe to get Botox treatments during pregnancy?

The Bump Expert

Sorry. You can add Botox to the long list of things that haven’t been proved harmless so therefore can’t be advised during pregnancy.

Think about it: Botox is a brand name for botulinum toxin A, made from the same toxin that causes botulism, a type of food poisoning. If you wouldn’t inject the stuff directly into your baby (and we certainly hope that you wouldn’t), you should probably skip it yourself. According to the Botox website, it’s currently not known whether Botox can harm your unborn baby, or even whether it passes into breast milk. “If you’re young enough to have a baby, you probably don’t need Botox anyway,” laughs Hilda Hutcherson, MD, clinical professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Columbia University Medical Center and the author of What Your Mother Never Told You About S-e-x. So quit scrutinizing every line on your face and stock up on some pretty maternity clothes.

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Jenna McCarthy


Your comment about Botox is correct, there are no studies of women using Botox while pregnant but there are other medical reasons why Botox is used. For example Botox is used to help people with hyperhidrosis. The feedback on Botox should be updated as there are women who do need to use Botox but of course not while they are pregnant.

kcdomans |

Is Botox safe during pregnancy?

Actually, there are some women who may need to use Botox DURING pregnancy...I've known of some who've used it for migraines. It's a category C drug, which many doctors will continue administering during pregnancy if the costs outweigh the risks. And if you have chronic migraines, the benefits can be huge. Plus, if a woman is suffering physically during pregnancy, that can be detrimental to the fetus as well...this website is way too black and white about these things.

WndrlstJosephine |

Is Botox safe during pregnancy?

Maybe there are woman who still undergo botox even pregnancy and I’m sure that they have consulted a specialist to do that. When I went to colleyville botox, I tried to ask a dermatologist if it still applicable for a pregnant to have this botox treatment. She said that it will just depend on the situation, the mother and the child. They have to check both to make sure their safety.

annatoutcher |