pedicures

I got a pedicure last month and never thought twice about it. My friend wants to go get one again before I leave to go back to Japan. She then said, oh but can you now?" She said that in her massage therapy school, they told them that massaging a pregnant woman's feet can send them into labor. Well, I def. don't want that!!! Is it a bad idea to get a pedicure now?? I am 32 weeks. I don't want to do anything that will make me have the baby any earlier that he supposed to be here b/c 1. I don't want to have him on the flight back to Japan and 2. I want my husband to be with me when the baby is born and he is still in Iraq.
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I got a pedicure last month and never thought twice about it. My friend wants to go get one again before I leave to go back to Japan. She then said, oh but can you now?" She said that in her massage therapy school, they told them that massaging a pregnant woman's feet can send them into labor. Well, I def. don't want that!!! Is it a bad idea to get a pedicure now?? I am 32 weeks. I don't want to do anything that will make me have the baby any earlier that he supposed to be here b/c 1. I don't want to have him on the flight back to Japan and 2. I want my husband to be with me when the baby is born and he is still in Iraq.
Originally Posted by shelli

Nah, I went pretty soon before delivery - and I know a lot of women who do b/c they want their feet to look nice! I think I have heard people say that though.
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I think the massage thing is true but I got pedicures all through my pregnancy. My lady just treated my feet different. She knew which points to avoid and did so. The first thing I remember after waking up from my c-section was being complimented on my pretty toes.


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There are pressure points on the feet and ankles that are said to sometimes start labor. You can always go for a pedicure and ask them to skip the massage.
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I have heard this too. Although I had a couple of pedicures during my pregnancy. The last one was the day before my c-section. I think you could still get a pedicure. If your not sure about the massage...just skip it or make sure they know where to massage.
The last doula client I had had just gotten a pedicure. Her toes sure looked cute in those stirrups!

I wouldn't worry about it. I got pedicures throughout my last pregnancy and I'm going for another one next week.

I think if it were really a danger, it would be in all the pregnancy books and they would make a pretty big deal about it.

I was more concerned with the fumes in the nail salon than anything else.
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The last doula client I had had just gotten a pedicure. Her toes sure looked cute in those stirrups!
Originally Posted by iris427
So that's what you guys are thinking!
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in my childbirthing class she just told us to stay away from foot massages because of the pressure point/ealy labor thing....

so maybe you should stay away from the massage part?
The reflex area for the genitals and reproductive organs are the ankles and the part on the top of the foot bewteen the inside and outside anklebones.

The massage should just be limited to the toes and the soles of the feet. Nothing near the ankles or the front of the lower leg.

But reflexology can be used to start labor if you're overdue...and also to ease pain during delivery. It can be helpful to women who suffer from certain kinds of infertility...well for all sorts of things.
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The last doula client I had had just gotten a pedicure. Her toes sure looked cute in those stirrups!
Originally Posted by iris427
So that's what you guys are thinking!
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I wear socks...
Originally Posted by WileECoyote - Daddy's grl
That and "please don't let me get splashed again!"


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The last doula client I had had just gotten a pedicure. Her toes sure looked cute in those stirrups!
Originally Posted by iris427
So that's what you guys are thinking!
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I wear socks...
Originally Posted by WileECoyote - Daddy's grl
That and "please don't let me get splashed again!"

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Wear your head/face/blah gear...
My friend was in the delivery room when her sister was giving birth and the afterbirth and stuff splashed all over her foot and she was wearing flip flops!!! She was like: I think it is hilarious!!
A closed mind is a wonderful thing to lose.

"...you could have a turd on your head and no one would notice."~Subbrock

"I had an imaginary puppy, but my grandpa ate him."~Bailey
My friend was in the delivery room when her sister was giving birth and the afterbirth and stuff splashed all over her foot and she was wearing flip flops!!! She was like: I think it is hilarious!!
Originally Posted by shelli
It's not so funny when it's a stranger and it splashes your face. And the baby had passed meconium in utero.

Now I make sure to turn my face away when the head comes out.

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