manicure and pedicure - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
Old 03-04-2006, 06:50 PM - Thread Starter
 
kittyhead's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 851
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
is it okay to get a manicure and pedicure while pregnant? i never do usually, but im getting married next month and my friends want to take me out for a mani-pedi the day before. should i be concerned about the chemicals that they use in those places?
kittyhead is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 03-04-2006, 07:00 PM
 
eco_mama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 11,072
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
You should totally be worried about those chemicals. My advice: Don't go.
eco_mama is offline  
Old 03-04-2006, 09:56 PM
 
aweynsayl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 3,394
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
That is so sweet! How about suggesting a preggie freindly spa day at someone's home instead? Get pthalate free polish, and safe remover, some fun scrubs, and have a day of it!

Links for searching for safe products:

List of good polish here: http://nottoopretty.org/goodbad.htm

You can search for all kinds of products that do not contain chemicals that are linked to reproductive toxicity on ewg's "Skin Deep" report.

Here's a link to their list of nail polish removers: http://www.ewg.org/reports/skindeep2...Polish+Remover

I love having perfectly polished toes, and being pregnant has not stopped that! I just do it myself.... in fact, this nearly 36 week preggie is about to go put a clear coat on my little tootsies..... yeah, I can just about reach....
aweynsayl is offline  
Old 03-05-2006, 12:21 PM - Thread Starter
 
kittyhead's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 851
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
thanks ladies, i suspected as much. it was nice of them to offer, but i think ill decline.
kittyhead is offline  
Old 03-09-2006, 11:38 PM
 
tropicalmom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Los Cabos, Mexico
Posts: 142
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Just a word of advice. Be careful if you get a foot/calf massage with the pedicure. My friend who is a massage therapist told me that the area behind your ankle toward the Achille's tendon is a point for cleaning out of the female reproductive system and you shouldn't massage in there when you're preggo. I tried out the concept two years ago when I had a retained miscarriage at 8 weeks and really didn't want to have to do a D&C. Seeing no heartbeat on the ultrasound was enough trauma for me. So I got dh to rub me there alot and it came within a day.
tropicalmom is offline  
 
User Tag List

Thread Tools


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off