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How Can I Expect My Hair To Change In Pregnancy
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Hair loss: Unusual, unless induced by medication or topical agents or something physiological. Best to have it looked at by pcp. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Safe & useless:
Biotin is not doing you or your hair any favor.
Wish you good health and a healthy baby! ...Read more
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
Is it safe to color my hair. During pregnancy? I am six months pregnant. I use loreal hair color are they safe during pregnancy?
Yes: You may color your hairGet a more detailed answer ›
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?
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
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