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    I know this is such a silly question, but I don't know the answer to it!



    I had some acrylic nails put on before I became pregnant...now they are due to be re-filled. Is it safe to do so during pregnancy? I have been using Acetone-free nail polish remover on my nails and toe nails...but are the other chemicals they use at the salon safe for my baby?

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    *bump* *bump* Is anyone able to answer my question?

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    I asked the same thing of my nail technician when I was pregnant because I've had mine done since I was in Yr 12. The short answer is yes you can still do it. Even the technicians who are sitting with the fumes & dust all day don't inhale enough of it to cause any issues for the bub. Mine is actually pregnant at the moment is a high risk pregnancy due to other things & her OB has said bubby will be just fine.

    The only thing you may have an issue with is the smell if you have m/s.

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    Thanks Sarah!! My nails are in desperate need of repair! I gave them to myself as a little treat before I got pregnant and now I was a bit scared what to do with them but now you have definitely put my mind at ease

    M/s wise, I've been quite good so far (only early days tho) so I'm sure the smell won't get to me yet!

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    Fran,

    They can be hard to manage when the baby gets here, though. I found I was constantly jabbing my baby with mine, so took them off.

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    Thanks Natalie...yes I will be taking them off in about a month or two. I struggle at the best of times with them, even though they were made shorter than what most people have them. I feel like I'm constantly poking my patients in the eyes (I'm an optometrist) so they've also made work a little harder...BUT they make my hands look much nicer *hehe* (I've bitten my nails from a very young age so they never grew back properly!)

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    I just make sure mine are short & the corners are rounded (I have them square) so I don't do any damage to Zander. Then again, as I said, I'm used to them having had them for over 10 yrs.

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