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Doctor insights on: Is It Safe To Get Pedicure During Pregnancy

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Dr. Linda Callaghan
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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 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 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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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 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 liposuction before pregnancy?

Is it safe to get liposuction before pregnancy?

OK before or after: It's your choice when as long as you're not currently pregnant. ...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 do sit-ups during pregnancy?

Is it safe to do sit-ups during pregnancy?

Yes: From 16 weeks of pregnancy onward, it is best not to do any exercise that requires you to be flat on your back. ...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 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 get vaccinated while pregnant?

Is it safe to get vaccinated while pregnant?

Yes: Some vaccines are safe in pregnancy. The influenza vaccine for example. These vaccines are made from incomplete viruses or bacteria and have very low risk of serious side effects. Other vaccines are made from live viruses and have an extremely small risk of causing the disease they are trying to prevent and should be avoided in pregnancy. You should check with your OB before getting a vaccine. ...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 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