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623ldn 

I heard you can't wear nail varnish in the hospital. Something to do with monitoring blood pressure? Seems a bit extreme to me.

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Vanessa Christie (IBCLC, HV, RN) 
It's to do with pulse oximetry - the method by which they measure oxygen levels in your blood. It is thought that the readings are not as accurate through nail varnish. If you are having a caesarean section you will need to be monitored, so I would suggest leaving either fingers or toes varnish free (just in case you have an anaesthetist who would otherwise insist on its removal). As a general rule though - plenty of women wear nail varnish during labour!
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Vanessa Christie (IBCLC, HV, RN) 
It's to do with pulse oximetry - the method by which they measure oxygen levels in your blood. It is thought that the readings are not as accurate through nail varnish. If you are having a caesarean section you will need to be monitored, so I would suggest leaving either fingers or toes varnish free (just in case you have an anaesthetist who would otherwise insist on its removal). As a general rule though - plenty of women wear nail varnish during labour!
623ldn 
Ah okay, it's oxygen levels rather than blood pressure. Thanks for the quick response!
Ben Tantrum 
So you just need to have one finger without varnish then 😊😜

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