(Closed) Nail polish and pregnancy NWR

posted 4 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
226 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I painted my nails all throughout both pregnancies and dyed my hair. People go crazy. Just be sensible, don’t drink smoke or eat raw meat.

Post # 3
755 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

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snowflake8 :  OMG I can’t believe how rude the lady was! 

I am not pregnant, but a couple of my colleagues recently were and they both continued getting their nails done throughout the pregnancies 😉

Post # 4
2867 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

I’d tell her to mind her own uterus.

Post # 5
4114 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I got mine done. My OB said the biggest “risk” is the fumes may make you feel queasy

Post # 6
1882 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

That rude woman needs to mind her own business. Unless she is your doctor, she doesn’t get any say. People are assholes – somehow a woman’s body becomes public property when she’s pregnant, up for all sorts of inappropriate, unsolicited comments and touching!

I’m 30 weeks and getting monthly mani-pedis. All my friends and ladies I know at work got regular mani/pedis during their pregnancies – all had healthy babies. I mean, I’m not drinking the nail polish, and my usual nail salon is pretty well ventilated so I’m not too worried about the fumes. 

Post # 7
423 posts
Helper bee

Im certainly no expert but never in my almost 36 years of life (including medical training and time working in a NICU) have I ever heard of a baby born with 3 eyes and a tail because his mother “painted her nails” while pregnant. You are much kinder than I am O/P. I know I wouldnt have handled that woman with the grace and restraint you did. Best wishes on a healthy pregnancy

Post # 8
2293 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

That woman can stick it.  I’m 18 weeks and have had my nails done a few times.  If I can remember to bring my own polish (that’s 4 free blah blah) then I do, but if I forget it’s really no big deal. 

Post # 9
37 posts

my baby is 6 weeks old and I painted my nails and dyed my hair while I was pregnant and he is a happy and healthy baby, do what you want as long as you feel happy about it

Post # 10
8020 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

I’m 20 weeks and got my nails done last week because I was going to a wedding. Maybe I wouldn’t do it if you are a nail biter, but other than that I’m sure it’s fine.

Post # 11
4365 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

I got my nails painted AND drank caffeine (the horror!) And both my kids are fine. A little weird, but fine 😉 I was a raging hormonal B when pregnant, I would have probably lost my shit at that lady! 

Post # 12
440 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I tend to err on the side of caution-I do my own nails with 5 free brands just to be safe.  But, I’m not a fan of professional nail jobs anyhow bc of the potential for germs and whatnot…I know they are supposed to be super clean about things but people can be lazy and I’m just weird about that kind of stuff!  Regardless that woman should mind her business.  People are so intrusive.  I had a guy tell me what I should name my child, and that his ex-wife was unable to concieve bc she wasn’t religious.  holy WTF…we were in line at the grocery store!  

Post # 13
3107 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2016 - Surfer\'s Beach, Grand Cayman

I haven’t read anything about it and I’ve pretty much googled everything on what’s safe during pregnancy, I’ve done my nails a few times, I don’t bother often because my nails grow so quickly now, and I also had my hair colored once and did an at home hair dye job once. I think risk when it comes to these kinds of chemicals is more so when you’re working with them daily.

Post # 14
1111 posts
Bumble bee

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snowflake8 :  I was told not to paint my nails with regular polish because most contain toulene, dibutyl phthalate (DBP) and formaldehyde. I thought it was common knowledge. If I do get them painted I use Zoya nail polish and nail polish remover, which has none of those chemicals. I’m sure you’ll be fine though. 

Post # 15
3772 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I’m 14 weeks tomorrow and have been getting my nails done every two weeks for the past 15 years and I’m not going to stop now. I got acrylics done at week 3, but switched to Shellac two weeks after that. 

Tell Ms. RudeAss to mind her own uterus and she should be ashamed of how her mother raised such a rude woman. 

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