Crucial Dos And Don'ts When Prego.... (You Will Want To Read This)

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Pregnancy is an exciting time, but sometimes it can be scary too. Knowing what you can and can’t do can be the source of a lot of worry. Can you get your nails done? Can you ride amusement park rides? If you don’t want to be on the phone with your physician every day asking what you can and can’t do, read on!

Gel Manicure

Gel manicures are all the rage right now. They look great and last longer than a traditional manicure. Unfortunately, the compounds in a gel manicure are potentially toxic to you and your baby. Plus, the ultraviolet lamp that is used to set the manicure is definitely not good for your baby.

Sugar Substitutes

Many people think that sugar substitutes are no good for expecting moms, but that simply isn’t true. Choose the right sugar substitute and you definitely get the go ahead to use them. Splenda, Equal and Truvia all get the go ahead.

Amusement Park Rides (small or big)

It may not seem like a big deal to hop on a small ride that goes round and round, but experts advise against it. Your baby might be protected by the amniotic fluid, but the real risk is to the placenta. Sudden movements may cause what’s known as a placental abruption. Even if you are only a few weeks along, this can be a problem.

Bikini Waxing

You are all clear to get your bikini area waxed when you are expecting. However, it is good to keep in mind that because of increased blood flow to that area it may sting more than usual. To reduce the sting try applying some witch hazel to the area before you get waxed. Witch hazel is a natural antiseptic so it will help reduce the sting some.

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  • Dan Canfield
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