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Can You Use Gel Polish When Pregnant?

Written by Tara

It is safe to have gel nails while you’re pregnant, so long as you’re careful about having them applied and removed. Bear in mind that if you’re booked in for a planned caesarean section, your doctor or midwife will ask you to remove gel nails in advance.

MYTH: Manicures, pedicures, and nail polish are unsafe while pregnant. Manicures and pedicures are perfectly safe for both you and your baby! Your pregnancy hormones will cause your nails to grow longer and stronger, so why not take advantage?

Generally What nail polish is OK during pregnancy? While some experts think exposure to nail polish could be harmful to your fetus, there’s no clear evidence that the occasional manicure or pedicure is unsafe. The good news is nail polishes by popular brands OPI, Sally Hansen and Essie are 3-free.

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Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

Is UV light ok when pregnant?

There is currently no clear evidence about the effect of UV rays from sunbeds on an unborn baby. Some studies have suggested there may be a link between increased UV rays and folic acid deficiency. This is because UV rays can break down folic acid.

Is OPI gel polish safe during pregnancy?

OPI. Midwife Hannah Harvey recommends nail brand OPI and their acetone-free nail varnish remover as pregnancy-safe.

Why is nail polish bad during pregnancy?

If you want to be sure to avoid chemicals that, in theory, could be harmful, the three to look out for are toluene, dibutyl phthalate (DnBP), and formaldehyde. Toluene is used to help nail polish glide on more smoothly. Breathing in toluene can irritate your eyes, throat and lungs.

Can I get my nails done while pregnant?

In most cases, it’s safe to get manicures and pedicures during your pregnancy. You’ll likely hear all sorts of opinions on beauty treatments and other activities during your pregnancy. In the end, the decision is up to you and your doctor.

Can I soak my nails in acetone if pregnant?

The small amount of acetone that is expected to be absorbed by the skin or lungs when it is used to remove nail polish is small and not expected to cause an increased chance of problems for your pregnancy or breastfed baby.

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Tara

I am Tara, and I am addicted to nail polishes and other beauty related things!:) Join me on my ride to paradise!