Manicure & Pedicure While Pregnant – What’s Good and What’s Not

Expecting a child is a truly miraculous experience, but it can also be a difficult and uncomfortable one. Many women are eager to do anything they can to make themselves feel more comfortable during their pregnancy, and a pedicure is a great way to do just that. With that in mind, this blog post will explain all the benefits of getting a pedicure during pregnancy, focusing specifically on the third trimester. It will cover the safety of having a pedicure, the benefits of doing so, and any tips to keep in mind before you book your appointment. Making sure you’re taking care of yourself during this time is incredibly important, and a pedicure can help you do just that. So, read on to learn more about getting a pedicure during the third trimester of your pregnancy.

Is Manicure or Pedicure Safe During Pregnancy?

Pregnant women can get manicures and pedicures without any problems, and many of them appreciate going to the salon for a relaxing session. Especially in the final trimester of pregnancy when your feet will be sore from carrying the baby, manicures and pedicures can help reduce stress, soothe muscles, and improve circulation. A good foot massage during this time can help. Additionally, these massages increase blood flow and lessen the swelling that most pregnant women experience in their feet.

When pregnant, a trip to the salon may even be necessary due to some women’s need for a manicure and pedicure because of their rapidly growing nails. Other expectant women may need nail services to manage the general health and appearance of their nails because they may have brittle nails that look untidy and could infect them or hurt them if they have sharp broken nails.

There is no evidence to back up the belief that getting a pedicure during the third trimester of pregnancy, particularly if the feet are massaged at a specific location near the ankle and heel, can cause labor to begin. This theory could be a component of reflexology, which holds that certain pressure points on the foot can trigger uterine contractions, which in turn trigger labor. However, there is no scientific backing to the same. When in doubt, refer to this list of potential labor-inducing activities.

However, it is advised that you avoid getting a foot massage or consult your doctor before proceeding if you are unsure about it.

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Treat yourself; manicures, pedicures, and nail polish are all considered safe during pregnancy.

Relax, it’s generally safe to polish your nails while pregnant (and take advantage of it now, since it’s likely that your nails are growing faster and stronger than ever thanks to pregnancy hormones), so stop feeling pitiful or manic without one.

Check out the following for more information on safe manicures and pedicures, including what to look for in a nail polish and which procedures to avoid while pregnant. Here’s to gorgeous nails for the next nine months!.

How to take care of your nails during pregnancy

How to take care of your hands, feet, and nails while pregnant is as follows:

  • Nix biting. Give up this bad habit once and for all (your nails and cuticles will thank you).
  • Cut nails short. Long fingernails catch on every little thing, so wear yours shorter for now.
  • File the right way. For smoother tips and healthier nail beds, direct your nail file in one direction only, rather than sawing back and forth.
  • Slather on lotion. Use a rich cream on your hands, feet and cuticles at bedtime.
  • Push back cuticles. Cutting cuticles may invite infection, so gently push them back instead.
  • Bring your own clippers. Reduce your infection risk by bringing your own nail implements (clippers, file) to the salon.
  • Try a DIY treatment. Mix equal parts brown sugar and olive oil, then scoop up a handful and massage your feet and legs.
  • Save ingrown nails for the doc. Let a dermatologist deal with this icky, painful mess.
  • FAQ

    Can I get a pedicure at 38 weeks pregnant?

    Manicures, pedicures and nail polish are considered safe during pregnancy — so go ahead and treat yourself!

    Can you get a foot massage in third trimester?

    Foot massage therapy is the most common alternative therapy recommended for pregnant women — and for good reason. So, put up your feet and relax… because you’re doing a great job carrying that baby and you deserve it.

    Can I get a pedicure while 37 weeks pregnant?

    Luckily, getting manicures (and pedicures) is generally safe while pregnant.

    Foot Massage During Pregnancy: What You Need To Know

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