This Mesmerizing Ultrasound Nail Trend Lets You Subtly Reveal Your Pregnancy
Plenty of parents opt to commemorate their babies with meaningful tattoos, but if you're looking for something a smidge less permanent, there's a new nail trend that expectant moms can try . . . as long as they have a little bit of patience.
In the last month, ultrasound nail art — in which an unborn baby's black-and-white sonogram is delicately painted onto fingernails — has bubbled up as an emerging trend on Instagram. For many, the desire to get such a manicure is celebratory. It's the perfect accessory for baby showers and gender reveal parties. But for others, it's a small but powerful reminder of a lost pregnancy.
As one woman, who spent three years and underwent numerous fertility treatments trying to get pregnant before finally conceiving, wrote: "My heart was broken when I found out my baby was no longer living and growing . . . I learned how to love him and his brief life and move forward with renewed hope. I love you, jelly bean, and seeing you on my nails makes me smile."
Whatever the reason, it's a creative way to show one's maternal love — and that's a trend worth watching.