During my entire pregnancy, I kept waiting for that boost in nail strength and growth that I had heard so much about. Of course, I should have known not to just expect things to happen a certain way, but nevertheless I waited. Alas, at about week 33, I noticed them! Finally, I had “strong, beautiful nails” (per the nail lady even!). Then I got The Itching, and the nails had to go (per Kyle. He’s no fun). Now, 10 days post-partum, my old familiar brittle, thin wannabe nails are back. Darn it!

On the flip side, I have regained the ability to brush my teeth without vomiting.

All in all, I’d say “not pregnant” still wins by a mile.