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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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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 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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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

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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 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 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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Is it safe to get a teeth cleaning while pregnant?

Is it safe to get a teeth cleaning while pregnant?

Yes: It is very important to maintain good oral health during pregnancy. Pregnancy gingivitis is not uncommon due to fluctuating hormonal levels. Brushing and flossing are essential along with routine dental cleanings. ...Read more

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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 color my hair during pregnancy?

Is it safe to color my hair during pregnancy?

After trimester #1: There are some hair dyes that are safe to use in pregnancy, but it is best to wait until after your first trimester is complete. This is when the baby is developing the most, and it is crucial nothing interferes with the process. ...Read more

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Is nail glue/artificial nails okay to use during pregnancy?

Is nail glue/artificial nails okay to use during pregnancy?

Nails and glue: Artificial nails and glue are safe to be used in pregnancy.
It is important to limit exposure to solvent fumes during pregnancy.
It is imperative to limit exposure and encourage good ventilation while in the saloon.
Good luck. ...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 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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During pregnancy - Is it safe to treat a a nail fungus with a cotton ball soaked with 3% hydrogen peroxide?

During  pregnancy - Is it safe to treat a a nail fungus with a cotton ball soaked with 3% hydrogen peroxide?

Absolutely: There is no danger to using topical hydrogen peroxide on your nails during pregnancy. Whether it will be effective in treating the nail fungus is another question. Unless severe, it is probably better to defer treatment of your toenail fungus until after your pregnancy, and then try more effective treatment. ...Read more

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Is the use of a hand held sports vibrating percussion massager safe to use on back during pregnancy? My wife is currently only 7 weeks pregnant.

Is the use of a hand held sports vibrating percussion massager safe to use on back during pregnancy?  My wife is currently only 7 weeks pregnant.

Best avoided: It may be safe, but probably better to avoid it. It's almost impossible to do studies of these sort of things. I doubt it would strike hard enough to do damage, but it's never a good idea to subject a pregnant woman to too many vibrations or hard knocks, due to a very small chance of tearing the placenta. Odds are, she would be fine, but why take unnecessary risks? ...Read more

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What can I do for nail problems during pregnancy?

Moisterize: No gelatin or vitamin will make any difference. Never push or cut your cuticles. Rub in a cream frequently, especially after in water. ...Read more

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Is UV gel nail polish safe in pregnancy ?

Is UV gel nail polish safe in pregnancy  ?

Nail polish: I do not know what UV gel is but in general there are no restrictions on nail polish in pregnancy ...Read more

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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

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Is nail glue/artificial nails okay to use during pregnancy?

Nails and glue: Artificial nails and glue are safe to be used in pregnancy.
It is important to limit exposure to solvent fumes during pregnancy.
It is imperative to limit exposure and encourage good ventilation while in the saloon.
Good luck. ...Read more

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Are shellac nails okay during pregnancy?

Are shellac nails okay during pregnancy?

No: Having the nails on your skin is probably not harmful but the fumes produced when applying the nails can cause harm to yourself and your baby. I recommend you avoid using it during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have swelling in left hand during pregnancy?

Is it normal to have swelling in left hand during pregnancy?

No: Usually in pregnancy both hands swell and not just one side. Talk to your OB MD about this problem, and he/she may search for a cause. ...Read more

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How to get cure from hives over hand and body ? Is this the symptomps of pregnancy?

How to get cure from hives over hand and body ? Is this the symptomps of pregnancy?

Urticaria: If she can find causative agent, avoid it! Otherwise, it's chronic idiopathic urticaria (http://goo.gl/gjgiJK, http://goo.gl/eGJKSQ & https://goo.gl/MwFpzp). I would not use hives as a sign of pregnancy but would recommend taking pregnancy test (her, not you) b/c Pruritic Urticarial Papules and Plaques of Pregnancy (PUPPP) occurs in last trimester (http://goo.gl/Wile3o & http://goo.gl/8w3CwX). ...Read more

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Is it ok to take hair skin and nails vitamins during pregnancy?

Is it ok to take hair skin and nails vitamins during pregnancy?

Yes as long as...: A good skin hair and nails vitamin will have many of the same vitamins in a good prenatal. But it is important that the total amount of preformed Vit A totals less than 10.000 iu a day. But it is fine to take as much beta carotene as you wish. I advise taking DHA also. and 4000-8000 iu of Vit D3 a day to attain blood levels of 50-80. ...Read more

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Couple times a week my right hand will get stiff and shake. It doesn't hurt it just bothers me at times.Opinions? Pregnancy cause it(29w)?

Couple times a week my right hand will get stiff and shake. It doesn't hurt it just bothers me at times.Opinions? Pregnancy cause it(29w)?

Talk to your doctor: I would take a bet that you have carpal tunnel syndrome with referred pain u your arm to your shoulder. Purchase a 'cock-up splint' for your wrist from your local pharmacy and wear it to bed. Talk to your Ob/Gyn about possible steroid injection if you start to drop things. Talk to your doctor about your symptoms anyway, just in case. ...Read more