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Am I being sensible or paranoid during 2WW?!

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teaandchocolate Tue 09-Apr-13 08:56:07

Driving myself nuts so would appreciate some opinions.

By way of background we've been ttc #2 for 15 months and have had 2 mc in that time (& 1mc before DD) so I'm extra paranoid.

I'm going on a much needed holiday this weekend and as a treat I booked myself a Shellac manicure & pedicure today. However I'm now worrying that I shouldn't have it done just incase I do get pregnant (I'm 5dpo) this cycle, & it could affect implantation/cause a mc. Also soaking them off involves using acetone. It seems (from google) they are generally thought of as safe but noone can give a definitive answer.

Its so early & I'm probably not even pregnant. Plus I was trying to just live my life and forget about all the ttc stuff. But last night I wimped out of using home dye on my hair at last minute as got worried.

Any views on beauty treatments during 2ww?!! Sorry if this all sounds a bit pathetic I was just intent on doing nice thing for myself but it seems I can't even manage that!

PuppyMummy Tue 09-Apr-13 11:12:58

A manicure and pedicure will be fine, we are ttc #1 currently cycle 15 and I regularly have gellish manicures, not read anything to suggest you shouldn't, even if you were pg.

I know how you feel though. We are away on holiday and I have just booked a facial for this afternoon instead of a massage, just in case, cos im in week 2 of 2ww!

However, I am also still drinking, (although not loads and not enough to get drunk) because I probably wont be pg and we are on holiday!

I have just said to OH I would have probably been better having the massage and not the alcohol but as you say you can't totally put life on hold!

roofio87 Tue 09-Apr-13 11:26:02

I'm 14 weeks and have shellac done a few times through the pg,getting them re done tomorrow. my beauty place is really good at being careful if your pregnant and have always said shellac was fine!!

teaandchocolate Tue 09-Apr-13 11:30:16

Ok thank you! I know that most people probably carry on with everything regardless but I'm just so paranoid these days & if something goes wrong again I don't want to blame myself.

Puppy I'm also going to have a few drinks on holiday as I don't want to put my life on hold. I didn't drink through the pregnancies that went wrong but it didn't get me anywhere! If I actually got a bfp I would stop though.

It's so silly I even worry about the things I've planned to cheer myself up!!

Kimmy1986 Tue 09-Apr-13 16:47:39


I'm a beauty therapist and its mostly only holistic treatments you need to avoid whilst pregnant, and that's only in the first 3 months. Spray tans aswell in the first 3months and any waxing but only if you have never been waxed before.

Hope that puts your mind at ease, I'm happy to answer any questions you have to stop you panicking! X

Knittingninja Tue 09-Apr-13 17:24:42

A related question then- is it ok to dye your hair when pregnant? I do home permanent colour but nothing about it suggests I will need to stop when I get BFP....
Thanks x

teaandchocolate Tue 09-Apr-13 19:28:47

Thank you Kimmy!! I've had waxing and my nails done. Feels nice to be pampered. Although I do worry at the back of my head about most things - caffeine, chemicals in food/on beauty products. Mainly because I've had so many miscarriages. Not sure I was this mental with the 1st pregnancy.

Knitting I'd like to know too. I do mine at home with permanent colour and haven't done it even though I need to, just because I'm in the 2ww. I know highlights are supposed to be ok but I wasn't sure about full colour & when I googled it seems that those having IVF are told not to.

I drive myself nuts with it all!

Kimmy1986 Tue 09-Apr-13 20:36:28

I know, it's nice to treat yourself isn't it, and will be nice and relaxing (well maybe not the waxing part, ha ha!) especially if you've been a bit stressed!

Unfortunately I can't help with the hair colouring thing although I would like to know that too!


daisydalrymple Wed 10-Apr-13 13:29:50

NHS advice re using hair colour during pregnancy.

Shoegal30 Wed 10-Apr-13 21:18:52

Hi ladies

I know exactly how you feel. We are TTC baby #1 and are on CD6.

In this time I have cut out alcohol and caffeine as well as cutting back on exercise as I read somewhere that this could hinder conception.

Well 6 months of being inactive and the weight has crept on. I look pregnant even though I'm not hmm
So last week I decided to start Jillian Michaels 30 day shred and its a good job as AF has arrived anyway.

So my new motto is to continue with 'life' which means exercising, nights out and booking holidays and let nature take its course.

Baby dust to you all xx

teaandchocolate Thu 11-Apr-13 07:26:46

Thanks Daisy I did read the nhs advice which is kind of what put me off doing it!

Hi Shoegal! I also do shredding....when I can be bothered find the time! Although haven't done it for a while. When I have been pregnant or in the 2ww I'm also a bit paranoid about exercise - incase jiggling about dislodges something! I'm sure for most people none of these things makes any difference but when you've been ttc for a while and its something you really want its so hard not to be super careful. FWIW its totally normal for it to take a whole to get pregnant and sometimes I think this is better - I wonder if part of the reason for my mc is that I got pregnant too quickly and my body wasn't selective enough...although now that I'm trying with no success it's hard to take my own advice!!!

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