I am 38 +2 I would really like my nails doing for Christmas nail varnish is no good as it chips within the day wether I have it done professionally or myself, my concern is last time I was being rushed through for a section when ds decided to start moving down again so had a forceps, if I had nails on would it be a problem if I had to go to theatre I know from previous ops that you can't wear nail varnish would this be the same for the others? Midwife can't give me a straight answer as it depends on lots of things apparently. does anyone else have experience of it?
I had an elective section last time and was told no nail varnish on fingers or toes beforehand. I also know a girl who had fake nails on and had to remove them while in early labour in case she ended up with a section.
Its not sad at all!! Having my nails done properly makes me blissfully happy and I don't care who knows it lol. If you're worried about how they will monitor your pulse with one of those little finger clippy things, just put it on sideways. My mum had an operation on a broken arm recently and they got a good enough trace sideways and said that was fine. They were the stick on kind you get from boots etc. I've also had a friend go in with acrylics and same thing, they just put it on sideways and were happy. These aren't sections but its an op so probably same difference?
When I had my EMCS I was offered acetone to soak off my acrylic nails on two of my nails....that would have taken ages so I just offered to bite them off. I had previously heard that they can monitor on your toes but at the point they asked me about removing nails I just didn't care!
I'd get them done- in a proper emergency situation, they'd find a way around it (although mine was EMCS, it wasn't actually an emergency)
They clip a little probe on your fingertip to monitor your oxygen saturation and that doesn't work through nail varnish. Best to leave your fingers and toes nail varnish free. Its not really worth the risk of doing anything that might hampering them monitoring you in an emergency is it?
Bring a bottle of pure acetone to the hospital (you can buy it in Poundland) just in case you need to soak a couple of nails off. The issue is being able to see the colour of your natural nails and also the oxygen clip. I would advise going for Shellac or gel polish rather than false nails/extensions (acrylic or gel) simply because it will be easier to soak off yourself and won't require buffing off etc. Go for something not too pigmented too. Good luck!