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Question by hoodie
Submitted on 7/21/2003
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I have a horizontal hood piercing and I am 8 1/2 months pregnant. The docs tell me I should remove the piercing for the delivery. Problem is I have no idea how! I have had the piercing for over 6 years and never bothered to find out how to remove it!Help!!

Answer by Crash
Submitted on 8/10/2003
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If it's a horizontal piercing I'm assuming you have a captive ring (a hoop going into to sides of a bead) if so to remove it there is a tool you can purchase on most body jewelry websites that looks like a set of needle nose pliers check out a picture of one at http://www.thechaingang.com/tools/smopen.jpg
the advantage of using the stainless steel tool is that you won't damage your body jewelry, but if your not going to put it back in just use a set of needle nose pliers.

Put the pliers on the inside of the metal hoop and open them up forcing the hoop to part from the ball the ball will drop to the floor and you can take the hoop out.

If your planning on using the jewelry again try not to stretch it too out of the original circle shape

hope that helps good luck with the delivery =)



Answer by Venus
Submitted on 9/18/2003
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It is much more easy to remove it than using a tool.  If you have the hoop that goes into the ball, you simply slide the ball to the side(this will take a little force) and the ring will bend in a way that is is made to bend, it will look kind of like a spiral. then simply slide the hoop out.


Answer by Jenna
Submitted on 10/21/2003
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you don't need a tool... hold the ring.. and pull the ball out.... it may hurt your hood a little though.. because its so sensitive


Answer by hoodie girl too
Submitted on 11/11/2003
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ask your doctor why they feel it is so necesary to remove the piercing--it is usually for their visual comfort and is not physically required as i have delivered three children both at home and in a hospital with multiple piercings including hood and never removed jewelry...good luck and safe delivery


Answer by pink bits
Submitted on 12/30/2003
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I dont think that you need to remove it for birth, i have had my'nfor 2 1/2 years and never had any problems giving birth, what does birth have to do with your clitoris anyway?? I think Hoodie Girl Too has a point about them having there own visual.


Answer by milkchokolate-shawty
Submitted on 6/25/2004
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not from my experience, but from my moms... when she gave birth to me, she said i tore her up to her clit... so in cases like that, thats why the doc wants you to remove the piercing... wouldnt want any more discomfort than ur already gonna have


Answer by Jenni
Submitted on 9/9/2004
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I gave birth to my daughter on July 8th 2003. The whole time I was pregnant the ob/gyn'skept telling me that I would have to remove it. I didn't want to I like it there ;) So when the time came I didn't take it out. Everything went fine except for the usual tearing and some stiches. But I'll tell you what it didn't like pop out or fly accrossed the room like they made it seem. The OB said after "I've been doing this for over 20 years and that's the 1st time I delievered with one of those there" Well it's up to you but I didn't take it out.


Answer by shellystar69
Submitted on 1/6/2005
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hi i have had my piercing for almost a year now.. and i need to go and get an x-ray done for my lungs.. but im only 17 and im worried that ill have to take it out for the x-ray ... so how can i take it out?..? its a bar that goes up and dont .. not side to side..
thank very much!


Answer by pierced chick
Submitted on 8/26/2005
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I don't know how you could ever tear up to your clit considering there is so much other stuff in between.  she would have had to have had some surgery in order to fix the tear.  

anyway, ask the doc. no reason to take it out.


Answer by tlc
Submitted on 2/4/2006
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I just had my baby 4 weeks ago and i tore my clitoris and labia, so i think it would be best to take it out for delivery. good luck!


Answer by Elle
Submitted on 6/1/2006
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milkchokolate-shawty your mum is pulling your leg. you dont rip upwards as your urethra is there below your clit, also the pubic bone would get in the way.you tear backwards. if your mum wants you to feel guilty for some sick reason of hers that i'msure she has, she should have told you " you ripped me right to my a*** hole" cos thats possible!!!!!! i know!


Answer by ta'maya
Submitted on 6/12/2006
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