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Doctor insights on: How Can I Expect My Hair To Change In Pregnancy

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Dr. Ira Katz
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Can natrual hair change during pregnancy?

Can natrual hair change during pregnancy?

Yes: The rate of growth often changes with hair loss or natural color changes. ...Read more

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Are hair relaxers unsafe during pregnancy?

Are hair relaxers unsafe during pregnancy?

Probably: I have historically counseled all my pregnant patients to avoid all extraneous "products"/"chemicals" during their pregnancy. Even though hair relaxers are applied topically; they are absorbed through your scalp and the make-up of the products is the unknown. Some might argue differently but I always err on the side of caution; better to avoid in the short term than risk long term problems. ...Read more

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What can I do for hair issues in pregnancy?

What can I do for hair issues in pregnancy?

Read labels: Read labels in pregnancy and if n doubt, ask your gyn if you have any questions about products to use on your hair. ...Read more

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What time in the pregnancy can I perm my hair?

What time in the pregnancy can I perm my hair?

Avoid 1st trimester: Harm to babies by perming hair has not been proven, but it is wise to minimize exposure to toxic chemicals during pregnancy- but this is esp. Important in the 1st trimester, when toxic exposures are most likely to cause birth defects. I would avoid throughout pregnancy to be safe, but there is no evidence it is harmful in later pregnancy- see http://aje. Oxfordjournals. Org/content/149/8/712.Full. Pdf. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned about losing tons of hair after pregnancy?

Should I be concerned about losing tons of hair after pregnancy?

Hair loss: Unusual, unless induced by medication or topical agents or something physiological. Best to have it looked at by pcp. ...Read more

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R there harmful effects of hair rebonding while plaining for pregnancy?

R there harmful effects of hair rebonding while plaining for pregnancy?

I won't recommend: It when u r planning to get pregnant and during the first trimester. We don't exactly know if there are toxic chemicals contained in these products. Take care! Http://www. Babycenter. In/x1025249/is-it-safe-to-perm-or-rebond-my-hair-during-pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is hair dye safe in 36 week of pregnancy?

Probably safe: Http://www. Babycenter. Com/404_is-it-safe-to-color-my-hair-during-pregnancy_3273.bc I agree with the statements made on babycenter's website. While it mainly affects women in their first trimester, always keep in mind that the "natural" malformation rate is in the range of 3+ %. If your baby happens to have a malformation and you were exposed to a chemical believed to be safe, doubts may haunt you. ...Read more

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Is it safe to color my hair during pregnancy?

Is it safe to color my hair during pregnancy?

After trimester #1: There are some hair dyes that are safe to use in pregnancy, but it is best to wait until after your first trimester is complete. This is when the baby is developing the most, and it is crucial nothing interferes with the process. ...Read more

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Can you permenately dye your hair during pregnancy or no?

Can you permenately dye your hair during pregnancy or no?

Should not: I would not recommend you expose yourself to any unnecessary chemicals during pregnancy. That includes hair dyes, unnecessary medications, or anything else. Speak to your obstetrician on the matter at your next visit for their opinion. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have excesive facial hair during pregnancy?

Not unusual: The change in hormones during pregnancy can certainly affect facial hair. If you think it is really problematic, mention it to your OB at your next visit, but I would not lose any sleep over this. Just one of many, many changes your body experiences during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is biotin 10000 mcg safe during pregnancy? I take it for my hair.

Is biotin 10000 mcg safe during pregnancy? I take it for my hair.

Safe & useless: Biotin is not doing you or your hair any favor.
Wish you good health and a healthy baby! ...Read more

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Do all pregnancy go thru itching when baby starts to grow hair? ..

Do all pregnancy go thru itching when baby starts to grow hair? ..

It's the liver!: Hi Sheryl B, Pregnant women experience thousands of symptoms and down through the ages women have had various explanations as to why these things happen. If a pregnant woman has skin itching it is not because of the babies hair, it is most likely that the liver is not able to keep up with some of the demands of pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is it true that eating spicy food during pregnancy causes the baby to grow with hair? What types of foods should be avoid during pregnancy?

Is it true that eating spicy food during pregnancy causes the baby to grow with hair? What types of foods should be avoid during pregnancy?

Not true: Spicy food does not affect your baby's hair. Foods to avoid during pregnancy are seafood high in mercury, undercooked meat poultry and eggs, unpasteurized milk, unwashed fruits and vegetables and alcohol. ...Read more

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Is nair hair bleach safe for pregnancy?

Is nair hair bleach safe for pregnancy?

The most: Cautious approach would be to avoid use of unnecessary chemicals in or on your body when pregnant. ...Read more

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Is bleaching the facial hair during pregnancy harmful?

Avoid skin chemicals: Skin is is not a barrier and absorbs chemicals. It is a good idea in pregnancy to avoid chemicals. Hormones may change skin a great deal such that the skin may become hypersensitive. The less exposure to harsh chemicals during pregnancy, the better for the mother's skin and the baby's health. To best answer this question one would know the detailed chemistry of the agent to be considered for use. ...Read more