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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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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 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 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 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 my teeth bleached during pregnancy?

Is it safe to get my teeth bleached during pregnancy?

Probably: The bleaching material really does not enter your system. However, g-d forbid you have a problem with your pregnancy or baby you probably will never forgive yourself. I would recommend waiting until after you deliver the baby to concern yourself with cosmetic treatment. ...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 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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Doctor's advice is it safe to get pedicure during pregnancy?

Doctor's advice is it safe to get pedicure during pregnancy?

Yes.: A pedicure is safe during pregnancy. Make sure that your salon is using all the required safety protocols to prevent spread of disease. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get cortisone shot for cystic acne during pregnancy?

Is it safe to get cortisone shot for cystic acne during pregnancy?

CORTISONE: Cortisone shots if it needs to be given, it should not be during the first trimester of pregnancy. It might affect the baby no matter how small the dose ...Read more

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Is it safe for me to get cortisone shots in my wrists during my pregnancy?

Is it safe for me to get cortisone shots in my wrists during my pregnancy?

Steroids: The corticosteroid is absorbed into your system and you must check with your obstetrician before considering these injections or before taking any type of medication during pregnancy. ...Read more

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