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Doctor insights on: Can Pregnant Women Get Their Nails Done

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Is it ok to go to the nail salon and get nails done? I'm 3 weeks pregnant.

Is it ok to go to the nail salon and get nails done? I'm 3 weeks pregnant.

Yes: Having your nails done is considered safe during pregnancy. I would try to avoid really strong smells especially early on as they have a tendency to cause nausea. Congrats! ...Read more

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I am almost 35 weeks pregnant, is it safe to get gel nails done?

I am almost 35 weeks pregnant, is it safe to get gel  nails done?

Yes: You can get a manicure of any kind during pregnancy. Shellac/gel and regular nail polish should not have any risks to your pregnancy. If the fumes bother you, sit in a well ventilated area during your manicure. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get acrylic nails during pregnancy?

Is it safe to get acrylic nails during pregnancy?

Yes: Just make sure your nail salon is well-ventilated. You want to avoid exposure to chemical fumes. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get gel or acrylic nails while pregnant?

Is it safe to get gel or acrylic nails while pregnant?

Yes: Patients can, in rare instances, develop hypersensitivity/allergy to these. That said, this is low risk and safe. If you notice a rash, remove them and consult an Allergist so you know what else to watch out for. ...Read more