Should You Get A Pedicure Before Giving Birth?
I have some good news – and maybe also some bad news, depending on how you look at it.
A big fuss is made among pregnant women over having pretty toe nails when going to the hospital to have their babies. I wasn’t even aware of this until I was pregnant and spent some time on moms-to-be chat forums. I will admit it, I was one of those women who made sure I had pretty toe nails for when I gave birth.
Well, let me just tell you how it was for me. I was told immediately that I needed to remove all jewelry and to wear the special slip resistent socks provided by the hospital. I felt disappointed at first, because I painted my nails myself and when you’re approaching the final days of your pregnancy, it’s not easy to do it yourself, but I did. *sigh*
There are women who will actually stop on the way to the hospital to get their nails done. Even if it wasn’t meaningless, it’s still a little too risky in my opinion. I think it’s best to just head straight to the hospital.
One thing new moms should know ahead of time is this: When you are laying on that bed, and all the (gasp) blood and gross stuff is all over the place and you’re sweating, pushing for a while (in my case, it was about 2 hours of pushing, off and on, when contractions started), having pretty toe nails won’t make any difference, even if they are visible! Whether your husband is there or not, or regardless of how pretty you try to look, from the viewpoint of the doctor, nurse, husband… what they see cancels out the other stuff.
Now, please understand I’m not saying this to be insulting anyone. I wore makeup and tried to look my best, and there’s nothing wrong with it. Plus, child birth is a beautiful thing. My husband coached me the entire time, alongside the head nurse, and we had our amazing baby boy. A large mirror was lowered from the ceiling so that I could see what they saw. Oh dear, lol, just trust me on this – your nails should be the least of your concern.
My suggestion? Focus on your baby and experience in child birth, and don’t worry so much about your physical apperance. You are beautiful, and nobody is going to care either way about the small stuff.