Hello! My name is Jess, I live north of chicago and I am almost 6 weeks pregnant. According to a couple different apps my due date is somewhere between March 30 and April 2. I go for my first dr appt on aug 15 so hopefully I’ll get a more accurate date then. I have a 7 year old daughter and this is my 3rd pregnancy. I had a very early miscarriage about 2.5 years ago. Looking forward to getting to know everyone!
#3 Due 03/2020
DD1 EDD 9/29/2015, Born 9/24/2015
DS1 EDD 1/3/2018, Born 12/26/2017
BFP #3 3/21/2019, EDD 11/29/2019, MMC/D&C 5/7/2019
BFP #4 6/28/2019, EDD 3/12/2020
Just because you're pregnant doesn't mean you can't hit the beach. In fact, feeling the sand between your toes and that warm breeze in your hair may provide that perfect "relaxation point" your Lamaze instructor has been talking about. And as your mom always told you: Don't forget the sunscreen.Sunscreens, including those with ingredients that penetrate the skin, are perfectly safe when you've got your own bun in the oven, says Baumann."[Ingredients] that do go deep into the skin do so in such small concentrations" that they're not worth worrying about, says Johnson. "I personally prefer titanium dioxide and zinc oxide ? they are powerful physical sunscreens and do not penetrate the skin."She adds, "In addition to sunscreen, we advise sun-smart behaviors ? avoiding the sun between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.; using a sun hat, sunglasses and sun-protective clothing; and reapplying your sunscreen every two hours."And if you have melasma, adds Baumann, you can try a UV protector with a skin lightener.On the label:Titanium dioxideZinc oxideAvobenzone (Parsol 1789)OxybenzoneDioxybenzoneBenzophenoneOctyl methoxycinnamate (OMC)Para-aminobenzoic acid (PABA)OctocryleneBottom line:Safe to use