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Splitting nails

(5 Posts)
sevensevenseven Sun 14-Aug-11 22:37:38

Hi, I'm 21 weeks pregnant and have noticed my nails are looking really dull and seem to be splitting much more easily. Is this just a random side-effect of pregnancy or does it mean I'm deficient in anything?

YBR Mon 15-Aug-11 13:46:56

According to my books this is a side effect - it says nails grow faster but may be more brittle than usual.
I have noticed mine growing faster - I play string instruments and definitely have to cut my nails more frequently.

Crosshair Mon 15-Aug-11 13:52:26

Mine are also growing faster, havent noticed any splitting but mine are normally strong.

scepticalexpat Mon 15-Aug-11 15:01:43

Mine have got much stronger! I reckon it's all random though.

daimbardiva Mon 15-Aug-11 16:22:56

Mine were great during my last pregnancy, but awful during this one, splitting constantly!

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