Pregnancy is a fascinating condition because the things you used to do without stress get complicated or hectic. A good example is cutting and painting your toenails. As the pregnancy progresses and the belly swells, it becomes much more difficult for you to reach the nails and even pain is involved.

Caring for your toenails

Fortunately, there are helpful tips you can use to carve and paint your nails, even if they are large in size. Yes, you can stay cool and trendy, even with a growing human being in you.

Here are some of the tips that will help you achieve these goals.

Squat on the floor in such a way that your knees come up to the sides of your belly. This will allow easy access to the toes.

Try as much as possible to squat frequently. This is because it helps strengthen the pelvic floor muscles and increases the overall flexibility of the body during pregnancy. It will be easier for you to move.

Get a low toilet seat or stool and put your feet on it.

With your legs crossed so that you can reach both feet at an angle, take a sitting position.

Get a pair of clippers or clippers, but one with a swivel head so you can get maximum movement with it. You can create a custom nail clipper with elongated handles.

Ask your lover or spouse to help you with your toenails; you don’t need to stress at all.

Some suggestions before starting with the steps mentioned above:

Make a good space: In the same way that you will clean your countertop before cooking, clear the area where you want to sit and get started. Remove things that can cut you or objects that are obstacles. Let there be a mirror in place to help you get a good look at your toes.

Relax – Before your pregnancy, you could do all these things without blinking, but now it will be stressful for you. Relax and breathe, let all the stress out.

Get some duct tape: By putting duct tape between your skin and nail, your toes won’t need to be removed, repainted, or stained.

Embrace the imperfection: Since you’re manipulating your nails from an awkward position, accept the reality that it may not be as perfect as when you weren’t pregnant. Knowing this will go a long way in preparing your mind to appreciate whatever results occur to you.

Do It: Now that you’ve balanced yourself in a good position, make the cut first and then try applying the coating once you are done with the cut. Be as careful as possible so you don’t end up cutting yourself. You surely don’t want your feet to suffer from shooting pain along with pregnancy. It will take longer than usual, but it is what it is: pregnancy changes everything, so you have to live with that reality. If you make a few mistakes along the way, don’t worry; just make sure you don’t cut yourself in any way.

Feel free to call for help: Yes, it’s good to do it yourself, but you shouldn’t be averse to calling for help or any form of assistance that may be needed. If you are in your third trimester, you will probably need help, but if you are in the first trimester, you are usually ready to go.


Some women choose to do this when bathing as they can assume a comfortable position in the bathtub in some other conventional measures. Others simply sit on the couch or sofa and, with their feet on the table, begin to pamper their toenails. As you can see, pregnancy has its limitations, but with a few tips outlined here, you can still take care of your toenails even when you are heavy. Take a look at this post from Cote for more tips for your nails.