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Is it safe to get a manicure during pregnancy?

Is it safe to get a manicure during pregnancy?

Yes: Yes, you can get manicures during pregnancy. The hand massages feel great. Choose a polish that is free of chemicals like toluene, formaldehyde and dbp. Make sure the instruments are sterilized so you don't get an infection. Be careful of artificial nails and fills as the small particles can become airborne, wear a mask if you are having this service. ...Read more

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Dr. Ana Adelstein
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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 safe to get a tattoo during pregnancy?

Is it safe to get a tattoo during pregnancy?

No: It is not safe. Tattoo inks are not fda approved and often can have rather toxic ingredients. Small amounts of these materials can enter the blood stream and potentially affect the unborn child. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get a bikini wax during pregnancy?

Is it safe to get a bikini wax during pregnancy?

Yes: There is no medical reason to not get a bikini wax during pregnancy but it may be more painful. Increased blood flow and edema to the vaginal area in pregnancy may cause the procedure hurt more than you were used to prior to pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get acupuncture during pregnancy?

Is it safe to get acupuncture during pregnancy?

Yes: But you want to see someone who is experienced with pregnant women. If it is a treatment that can be delayed until after delivery that might be better. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get a manicure done while i'm pregnant?

Is it safe to get a manicure done while i'm pregnant?

Yes.: Overall, it is safe to have a manicure during pregnancy. Smells of the salon may be annoying, make you sick, give you a headache. Some nail polishes may not be safe, especially if they contain phthalate, or if any products are used that contain toluene or formaldehyde. also make sure the tools are sterilized appropriately or the manicurist uses disposable one-time tools. Better do it at home. ...Read more

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Is it safe to have a mammogram during pregnancy?

Is it safe to have a mammogram during pregnancy?

No: In general we try to avoid xrays if possible during pregnancy. If imaging of the breast is needed during pregnancy a breast ultrasound is a better choice. If you are referring to an annual screening mammogram it should be done before or after pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get a tattoo in pregnancy?

Is it safe to get a tattoo in pregnancy?

No: Well really the answer is maybe. Tattooing has some risks whenever you get it. There is a small risk of infection (hiv, hepatitis c) that is reduced with using clean needles in a clean place. But there is a risk of infection from the break in the skin that occurs. This infection can spread to the blood and put your baby at risk. In general, we recommend you wait until after to get a tattoo. ...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 a tetanus shot during pregnancy?

Is it safe to get a tetanus shot during pregnancy?

Yes: You should actually receive a tdap, which will also provide a pertussis booster. Pertussis causes whooping cough, and there has been a recurrence of whooping cough, which can cause problems in an infected infant. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get a tattoo while your pregnant?

Is it safe to get a tattoo while your pregnant?

Avoid it.: While in theory it is ok to get a tattoo while your pregnant, there is a risk of contracting infections at the site even if the utensils used are cleaned appropriately. It is your choice, but I wouldn't recommend it. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use a vibrator during pregnancy?

Is it safe to use a vibrator during pregnancy?

Probably: It is safe to have intercourse during pregnancy, if the vibrator is not causing pain, then it is not likely that it would be unsafe. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get an X-ray during pregnancy?

Is it safe to get an X-ray during pregnancy?

Yes: If you absolutely need an xray because of a serious medical condition such as pneumonia or a dental abscess then you can get an xray in pregnancy. They will shield your belly to decrease exposure. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get a tattoo while pregnant?

Is it safe to get a tattoo while pregnant?

Wait.: You are more susceptible to infections while you are pregnant. What's the rush? Pregnancy is complex enough; why add the risk of infection to it? Is there any particular reason you can't wait until after you deliver your baby? ...Read more

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Is it ok to get vaccinated during pregnancy?

Is it ok to get vaccinated during pregnancy?

Yes: Most vaccines are safe in pregnancy unless they contain a live virus. An example of a vaccine with a live virus is the MMR (measles/mumps/rubella) vaccine. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get a bikini wax while pregnant?

Is it safe to get a bikini wax while pregnant?

Yes: Bikini waxing is safe in pregnancy. You will often have more hair on your body and your skin will often be more sensitive when you are pregnant but otherwise it should be fine. ...Read more

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Manicure (Definition)

During pregnancy, you may do all your normal activities, including normal nail care. There is a small concern of exposure to solvents used in nail polish remover, however, so women may wish to minimize or avoid entirely the use of ...Read more