Nailvarnish

Discussion in 'Labour & Birth' started by pinkyprincess, Dec 27, 2011.

  1. pinkyprincess

    pinkyprincess Well-Known Member

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    Oooo I feel like I'm at school asking this!

    There was a thread a while back about how your not allowed to wear nail varnish in labour incase something goes wrong. Is this true?

    I've painted mine with my new Christmas stuff buy OH is trying to get me to take it off :|


     
  2. NinjaKitty

    NinjaKitty Well-Known Member

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    You can wear nail varnish that does not contain formaldehyde. Check the bottle and take it off if it does have it in.
     
  3. Lulabell

    Lulabell Well-Known Member

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    My midwife told me its best not to wear nail varnish. This is incase something goes wrong and they need to put the red light clip thingy on your finger. It measures the oxygen sats of your blood. Nail varnish on means they don't get an accurate reading.xx
     
  4. babyem

    babyem Well-Known Member

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    its mainly nail varnish with blue or purple pigment in that affects the oxygen sats probe.

    Nail varnish harbours bacteria and isn't hygeinic if it chips. this may also be a reason, as hospital staff cant wear it
     
  5. katie_lou

    katie_lou Well-Known Member

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    Am so glad you asked this question as I. Was wondering the same thing :)
     
  6. nikki8092

    nikki8092 Well-Known Member

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    hmmm wonder what the policy is for acrylic nails as i have those on at minute...
     

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