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Doctor insights on: Is It Ok To Paint My Nails While I Am Pregnant

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Dr. Warren Foster
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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 use nail polish in your 13th week of pregnancy?

Is it ok to use nail polish in your 13th week of pregnancy?

Yes: As long as you are only using it to paint your nails there is no problem. Please use in a well ventilated area. ...Read more

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Is it pica, or is it normal to crave nail polish, paint or permanent markers?

Is it pica, or is it normal to crave nail polish, paint or permanent markers?

Possibly Pica: I am not sure from your question, but when you use the word "crave" to indicate that you ingest these items, then pica is a definite possibility. However, if you are saying that you "crave" these odors, then you are not referring to pica. Problems with pica requires the actual ingestion of items that would be considered inedible. If you are doing this, then it would be important to get evaluated. ...Read more

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I ask because I paint my nails every other day. Can the chemicals affect me after awhile?

Unlikely: You are unlikely to absorb much in the ways of chemicals from nail polish. ...Read more

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Painted my nails a pink color, 2 wks ago, nails tips started looking a little green, it's almost a new nail polish so why? Can I paint my nails again?

Painted my nails a pink color, 2 wks ago, nails tips started looking a little green, it's almost a new nail polish so why? Can I paint my nails again?

Fungal infection: If you went to a salon that does not properly clean the equipment, fungal infections very common- you should always bring your own tools to any salon. If green then cut the ends off and buy an anti fungal that you put under your nails ...Read more

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Is it safe to use nail polish while pregnant?

Is it safe to use nail polish while pregnant?

Yes: It is fine to get your nails done or do them at home. Be sure to be in a well ventilated area with lots of air movement so the fumes aren't overwhelming. ...Read more

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Risk of colored nail polish with sparkles in pregnancy?

Risk of colored nail polish with sparkles in pregnancy?

Only if inhaled: The nail polish on the fingernails will not affect the pregnancy. Prolonged inhalation of nail polish remover can have an effect. ...Read more

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Is okay to use nail polish and poilsh remover during pregnancy?

Is okay to use nail polish and poilsh remover during pregnancy?

Nail polish: It is ok to do once in a while and there are pregnancy safe nail products available usually at health spas and stores. ...Read more