Pregnancy Wellness: What Treatments are Safe for Expecting Mothers?

Posted on August 25, 2023

Pregnancy is a beautiful and transformative time in a woman’s life. As an expecting mother, caring for yourself becomes even more crucial during this period. Many women wonder what beauty treatments are safe during pregnancy, as their usual skincare and beauty regimens may need to be adjusted.

With that in mind, let’s take a look at some of the safe and beneficial treatments that expecting mothers can indulge in to maintain their wellness while ensuring the safety of their growing baby.

Facial Treatments

Facial treatments can be incredibly relaxing and beneficial for the skin, but not all are safe during pregnancy. Chemical peels and certain facials with potent ingredients may harm the developing baby. At Dominion Women’s Health Med Spa, we offer pregnancy-safe facials tailored to address common skin concerns during pregnancy, like hormonal acne or dryness.


Hair removal becomes a concern for many pregnant women as their bodies change. While laser hair removal is not recommended during pregnancy due to the potential risks, waxing can be a safe and effective alternative. We provide professional waxing services to help expecting mothers maintain their desired grooming without compromising safety.

Skincare – Skinbetter Science and ZO Skin Health

Taking care of your skin during pregnancy is crucial, especially since hormonal changes can affect your appearance and skin health. Skinbetter Science and ZO Skin Health are two skincare lines known for their pregnancy-safe products. They can address common skin concerns without causing harm to the baby.

When it comes to sun protection, pregnant women should be extra vigilant, as their skin is more susceptible to sunburn due to hormonal fluctuations. Skinbetter Science offers excellent sunscreens that provide broad-spectrum protection without harmful chemicals. Additionally, the Even Tone Serum and the SkinBetter Trio moisturizer are suitable options for maintaining skin hydration and tone during pregnancy.

ZO Skin Health also provides a range of gentle yet effective products safe for expectant mothers. Recommended items include Zein Obagi’s Gentle Cleanser, Exfoliating Polish, Calming Toner, Firming Serum, and Sunscreen Primer, which all offer a holistic approach to skincare during pregnancy.


Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive exfoliation treatment that can rejuvenate the skin and address concerns like dullness, uneven texture, and fine lines. For expecting mothers seeking a safe exfoliation option, our microdermabrasion treatment can be a great option. It promotes skin cell turnover without harsh chemicals, making it ideal for pregnant women.

Schedule A Consultation

Pregnancy is a special time for mothers-to-be, and self-care shouldn’t be neglected simply because you’re pregnant. It’s more essential than ever. But while indulging in beauty treatments during pregnancy can be important, it is also crucial to prioritize safety. At Dominion Women’s Health Med Spa, we understand the needs and concerns of expecting mothers. That’s why we offer a range of safe and effective treatments that improve your skin but also keep your and your baby’s safety in mind. From gentle facials and pregnancy-safe waxing to nourishing skincare products and non-invasive microdermabrasion, they all prioritize your health and safety.

To start your self-care journey while pregnant, schedule a consultation with Dominion Women’s Health Med Spa today. Call our Richmond, VA office at 804.447.2303 or use our online contact form.


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