Acrylic nails in labour?

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  1. maybaby2018

    maybaby2018 Well-Known Member

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    So I'm in the UK and I've heard mixed things about being aloud to have acrylic nails for birth/section?

    Does anyone know? Is it different at different hospitals I've heard really conflicting things x
     
  2. dinidani

    dinidani just a little bit preggo

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    Im not to sure but in my head if you go into labour premeturly im pretty sure there not gonna tell you to keep your legs shut until you take them off maybe different for a planned section but i emergency most probley not xx
     
  3. glong88

    glong88 Mummy to 2 boys and a princess

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    Think planned section they like them off. Emergency like other poster said you can't take them off by yourself lol

    I laboured natural with my second and had acrylic nails on No one said anything
     
  4. loeylo

    loeylo 1DD, 1 pup, WTT#2

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    They do take them off for emergency sections. They can’t check oxygen saturation with them on. I think they only take 1 off though?
     
  5. MissWaiting

    MissWaiting Me, OH and Milo pup TTC 1

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    Normally hospitals insist of having at least one acrylic off for any procedure but I've had acrylics on while in a and e and it still read my saturation well but they insist I have a bare nail when I go in for my infusions.
     
  6. bassit25

    bassit25 Well-Known Member

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    Was told to remove mine before 37 weeks due to them not being able to monitor oxygen levels my colleague had to remove 1 nail to get readings but all depends on labour progression i have heard this happening a few times but I suppose that is hospital in Kent for you
     
  7. DobbyForever

    DobbyForever First Time Momma

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    I removed mine. As people mentioned most hospitals require clear nails for surgery because it’s an easy, quick visual on your oxygen/status. So I was told have no nail polish in case of emergency section and while I am sure they can and will take them off if it was an emergency situation I wouldn’t waste precious moments wasted scraping or removing acrylics
     
  8. Riveted Rosie

    Riveted Rosie Well-Known Member

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    I haven't been told to take mine off at all, I have had O2 read via the finger thing fine and my acrylics are polished. Would having a clear nail be okay to read the rates?
     
  9. GoacaEblac

    GoacaEblac New Member

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    Yeah, how do I understand you girls
     
  10. LucamoreDub

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    Hmm, the answers are very different. I am a nail service technician, and I found the exact answer in this thread. I had a premium courses of manicure and pedicure, so I quickly found a lot of clients after I graduated. Sounds good, but it was pretty hard to handle that many last time, and I'm thinking about hiring other handymen and giving them some clients. However, the thing is, pregnant girls often ask me if they can get manicures and pedicures if they are about to have a baby. I'm always at a loss as to what to answer. I understand that they don't want to spend a month with unsightly nails without a manicure, given that many don't know how to peel. Girls, what is your advice as an answer?
     
    #10 LucamoreDub, Jul 26, 2022
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  11. algirdascom

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    Now I understand. Thank you for sharing!
     

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