(Closed) Nail Polish and FET?

posted 4 years ago in TTC
Post # 2
36 posts
  • Wedding: March 2016

So exciting, congrats on your upcoming transfer!

For the nail stuff, I think I would skip it, personally. Phthalates can be found in a lot of nail polishes and they have been found to lower egg quality and cause birth defects in baby boys. I didn’t really know much of anything about phthalates or how many things they were in until I recently read “It Starts with the Egg”, the author talks a lot about phthalates and fertility, but it definitely made me want to try to minimize exposure even though they’re virtually impossible to avoid altogether.

However, if this is something that you’ve really been looking forward to and you’d be really crushed to have to cancel, a one time nail salon visit probably isn’t enough to do any significant harm. Plenty of women get their nails done through TTC and pregnancy and have no issues, we all have different “risks” we’re willing to take and different comfort levels with various situations. I’m sure you’ve got enough to worry about and have deprived yourself of enough stuff throughout the whole TTC process, so do whatever you think you’ll feel best about. If you’ll feel better after treating yourself to a manicure, then go for it, but if you’re going to be fretting about the possible risks, then just skip it for the time being. Best of luck! 

Post # 3
833 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I would skip it…then you don’t have to worry!

Post # 4
475 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I think it would be fine. You’re not having the FET this week are you? If it’s in a few weeks time then fumes this weekend shouldn’t be an issue. 

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