While traditional nail polish is considered safe during pregnancy, experts do suggest you avoid gel polishes and manicures. The effects of gel manicures during pregnancy hasn’t been widely studied, and the ultraviolet lights used to set the gel is something you want to avoid while pregnant.
Can I do Shellac nails while pregnant?
While it is generally considered safe to have gel nails on while pregnant, our midwife Sinead wouldn’t recommend it. Gel nails or shellac need to be soaked off and maternity units will only have standard nail varnish remover.
Can you get your nails done while your 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.
Is UV bad for pregnancy?
Your unborn baby
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.
Which nail polish is safe for 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.