So I'm wondering if it's safe for me to keep my fake nails & get pedicures every couple of weeks while I'm pregnant?

Tiffany - posted on 04/28/2009 ( 13 moms have responded )

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I just found out I'm pregnant with my second child - I want to keep my fake nails and keep getting pedicures every couple of weeks - but I'm not sure if it's safe. Any feedback would be great - Thank you!

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Tiffany - posted on 04/30/2009

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Thank you all for your advice!! :) I'm going tonite to get my refill & pedi!!

Soffie - posted on 04/29/2009

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I definetly kept up with my fake nails... had a pedi every month, just don't let them rub ur ankles to much and no parrafin treatments. But the spa should already know this stuff. My hospital also said no colour nail polish for the birth...they needed to mesure my oxygen levels.

Amie - posted on 04/28/2009

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Ya it's fine so long as your feet aren't swelling too bad. Just watch for that cause it can cause ingrown toenails which are just uncomfortable and at worst need a doctor to correct it.

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Yep its safe :) If you are worried ask them to give you a mask to wear so you dont inhale the dust...most salons though will ask for a note from your doctor!

Poppy - posted on 04/28/2009

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Course it's safe!! Cor blimey, some of the things we're allowed to do when we're preggers... getting your nails done doesn't compare! Some women go on diets, or exercise like dervishes or lift wardrobes (oops, that was me!!!) You go and get your nails done while you can!!!!

Krystyl - posted on 04/28/2009

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You're hair and nails grow about 10X faster when you're pregnant... so you'll have to get 'em filled more frequently!

Cara - posted on 04/28/2009

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I would say as long as the nail place is kept clean, and is well ventilated then you should be fine! But then again, these are the conditions you would want even if not pregnant! I would look into your hospital and see what their rules are regarding nails and polish during delivery. I know mine does not want you to have any thing on your nails because that's how they check for oxygen levels. (the finger clip may not read well). I had a c-section and thankfully they were OK with my toe nail polish! I had a pedicure just a few days before giving birth.

T_cjones108 - posted on 04/28/2009

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its fine the only thing i found was my gel nails wouldnt stay on. they just would fall off ! i was told it has something to do with hormones ;) keep pampering ur self!

Teri-Lyn - posted on 04/28/2009

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some ppl say its not safe cuz of the dust n stuff but i did it n my lil mans 1 of the healthiest babies ive ever seen

Samantha - posted on 04/28/2009

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I did! you have to do something to make yourself feel pretty when your pregnant!

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