When a woman is expecting, there are so many things that are restricted for the well-being of the mother and the baby, this includes avoiding alcohol, sushi, cheese, hot tub, and the list goes on and on. But, what about pedicures?

 

While there are just too many things to count on, luckily the pedicures are a way out. So, yes, it is absolutely ok for you to get a pedicure while pregnant… but… before you pick up your phone and book an appointment, there are some rules you must keep in mind and make sure to follow them.

 

What are they? Let’s find out!

5 Safety Tips To Keep In Mind When Getting A Pedicure While Pregnant

Here are a few things you need to keep in mind if you wish to get a pedicure when pregnant:

1)     Choosing The Right Salon – Well-Ventilated

While you are pregnant, it is extremely important for you to not breathe in toxic fumes, also advised by doctors. This is because breathing in toxic fumes can cause birth defects. But salons are important too, aren’t they?

 

In order to strike the right balance, you must make sure to look for the right salon, and the right balance here means a well-ventilated salon.  This way you will avoid breathing in strong fumes, eliminating the chances of nausea and causing further damage to either you or your baby.

2)     Make Sure To Book An Appointment In The “No Rush Hour”

The fewer the people in the salon, the limited the chemicals and no danger of nausea due to harmful fumes in the air. This is why it is extremely important to make sure to book an appointment in a salon in low rush hours.

 

These time slots could be the morning hours, however, make sure to contact the spa or the salon and check their downtimes.

3)     Carry Your Own Tools For Nails

Using a tool at the salon could be risky and cause an infection, this is why it is smart to carry your own tool to limit the risk of contracting an infection whilst getting your pedicure.

 

This is why it is the best idea to carry along your own nail clippers, cuticles, nail files, and all other necessary pedicure tools. No matter if the salon is well reputable and lets you know they sterilize the tools, it is not worth the risk of catching a flu or infection.

4)     Ask The Salon For A “3-Free” Nail Polish

There are no limits while choosing the best nail polish color, they are all pregnancy safe!

 

However, this does not translate or state as true for the nail polish brands. Although the polishes are not linked to birth defects, it is always nice to use nail polish without dibutyl phthalate, formaldehyde, or toluene — the three toxic chemicals that are usually found in most brands. To name a few brands – Zoya, Scotch Naturals, and Butter London.

5)     Let Your Pedicurist Know About Your Pregnancy

It is always nice to let your pedicurist know about your pregnancy. This will help them understand the kind of precautions they must take.

 

It is ok to soak your feet and scrub them in warm water accompanied by a foot massage during the treatment. Although there is no evidence about pedicures inducing labor, the reflexology points present on your feet help to relax your uterus. Informing your pedicurist can help them avoid extra pressure on the spots during the massage and also helps reduce swelling and soreness!

To Conclude:

We hope this article has helped you not only clear a few most common misconceptions, but have also helped you make your trip to the pedicurist a safe one!

 

It is always nice to take the necessary precautions in order to avoid any kind of mishappenings or danger, to either you or the baby. Having said that, you truly deserve every second of comfort and ease, even if that means getting yourself a pedicure.

 

Enjoy and be safe! You’re almost there!

FAQs:

  • Is it ok to take a pedicure during your pregnancy?

Yes, absolutely! It is ok for you to take a pedicure during your pregnancy. But, make sure to keep the safety precautions in place.

 

  • What is 3-free nail polish?

Although the polishes are not linked to birth defects, it is always nice to use nail polish without dibutyl phthalate, formaldehyde, or toluene — the three toxic chemicals that are usually found in most brands. To name a few brands – Zoya, Scotch Naturals, and Butter London.

 

  • Why is it important to choose a salon that is well-ventilated while booking an appointment when pregnant?

While you are pregnant, it is extremely important for you to not breathe in toxic fumes, also advised by doctors. This is because breathing in toxic fumes can cause birth defects.

 

In order to strike the right balance, you must make sure to look for the right salon, and the right balance here means a well-ventilated salon.  This way you will avoid breathing in strong fumes, eliminating the chances of nausea and causing further damage to either you or your baby.