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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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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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Does taking prenatal pills help your hair grow if you are not pregnant?

Does taking prenatal pills help your hair grow if you are not pregnant?

Not really.: Prenatal pills are just multi-vitamins. While most of them contain iron, which is known to help hair growth, and some contain biotin (one of the b vitamins), which is also good for hair, they are not present in high enough dosages. You are better off just taking the iron and biotin - or better yet, let a dermatologist try to find out what is causing your hair loss in the first place. ...Read more

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Im 3 months pregnant and want to grow my hair. A friend told me about perfectil tablets. Can I take these tablets while pregnant?

Im 3 months pregnant and want to grow my hair. A friend told me about perfectil tablets. Can I take these tablets while pregnant?

Why risk it?: Don't take any unnecessary medications during pregnancy. Longer hair or healthy baby??? Hair grows without pills. ...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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Can i take prenatal vitamins to help my hair grow without being pregnant?

Can i take prenatal vitamins to help my hair grow without being pregnant?

Yes, but: You can take prenatal vitamins anytime. Even men can take prenatal vitamins without any harm. (but it won't make your hair grow - sorry!). ...Read more

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Hi doc I lost my hair a lot after pregnancy.can i use biotin pills to grow hair.?? how many mcg s of pills shld I take daily n how many months

Hi doc I lost my hair a lot after pregnancy.can i use biotin pills to grow hair.?? how many mcg s of pills shld I take daily n how many months

The dose: most vitamin companies sell is 5000 mcg. There is no good evidence that Biotin will increase the speed of hair growth however. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What happens if I take prenatal vitamins when I'm not pregnant, does it help grow hair?

What happens if I take prenatal vitamins when I'm not pregnant, does it help grow hair?

If deficient in a: mineral or vit it might. Get adequate sleep,avoid excess sugar & fat, v carbonated drinks, eat enough protein, exercise regularly. Insure you have adequate Iron (like kale & other dark green leafies), Omega 3 fatty acids (like walnuts),vit.E (fruits & veggies), D & B vitamins, biotin & zinc. Avoid sulfates & formaldehyde in shampoos, excessive blow dry heat & curling irons. ...Read more

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I'm trying to grow my hair out and people tell me that taking pre-natal vitamins helps it grow really fast. Is it okay to take when not pregnant?

I'm trying to grow my hair out and people tell me that taking  pre-natal vitamins helps it grow really fast. Is it okay to take when not pregnant?

Totally OK: It's best to take pre-natal vits BEFORE one becomes pregnant, as they're most important the first 2 weeks of pregnancy and many women don't know they're pregnant the first 2 weeks. Thus ALL women of childbearing age who are sexually active should take pre-natals preventively. Pre-natals are a multivit. with a limited amount of Vit A (too much A bad if pregnant). I advise multivits for everybody. ...Read more

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Not pregnant. Trying to grow my hair longer. Tried everything except taking prenatal vitamins. Is it a myth that prenatal vitamins help hair growth?

Not pregnant. Trying to grow my hair longer. Tried everything except taking prenatal vitamins. Is it a myth that prenatal vitamins help hair growth?

This might be: Related to the fact that iron deficiency can cause hair loss and prenatal vitamins generally have a significant amount of iron. ...Read more

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Trying to grow thicker hair mine is very thin, paper thin, would pre-natal vitamins help? Not pregnant! Not looking to be! On nexplanon and BC pills

Trying to grow thicker hair mine is very thin, paper thin, would pre-natal vitamins help? Not pregnant! Not looking to be! On nexplanon and BC pills

May help: I have had a lot of patients tell me they have had success in obtaining longer, thicker, healthier hair and nails while taking prenatal vitamins whether they've been pregnant or not. It will not hurt you to take them if you are not pregnant. Some of the essential hair growth vitamins are Vitamin C, Biotin, and Niacin among others. Good luck! ...Read more

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So by my daughters head being small (in size) is there any possibility that it will grow at normal size later on in my pregnancy? Help and add details

So by my daughters head being small (in size) is there any possibility that it will grow at normal size later on in my pregnancy? Help and add details

Hard to say: There are normal infants that have small head size & this usually matches small body size. That kid would be expected to retain a small but normal head size at birth. Normal head growth reflects the need to accommodate the growing tissues inside. If something like the Zika virus injures the tissue, the head becomes abnormally small while the body remains normal. ...Read more

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Baby girl born yesterday 6pound and 12 inch head circumference. Is her head fine I was told during pregnancy that she might have microcephaly?

Baby girl born yesterday 6pound and 12 inch head circumference.  Is her head fine I was told during pregnancy that she might have microcephaly?

Head measures small: Her weight is right around the 5th percentile for a newborn but her head is well below the 3rd percentile. The first head measurement after birth is difficult to rely on as there are things like "molding" (shape changes) from passing through the birth canal to consider.This info has to be put into context with the help of your pediatrician. They are there to assist you, don't hesitate to ask quest ...Read more

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Is dying hair bad when pregnant?

Is dying hair bad when pregnant?

No: Hair dyes now are very safe. To be extra cautious, some people will wait until after the first trimester before they color their hair. Of course, always be sure you are in a well-ventilated area regardless of your gestational age. ...Read more

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Can i reborn my hair when pregnant?

Can i reborn my hair when pregnant?

Huh?!?: I'm not sure what you are talking about here. ...Read more

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Can i colour my hair at 4 months pregnant?

Yes: There's no studies to show that it's harmful. And your past the first trimester. Color away! ...Read more

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Can i perm (relax) my hair while pregnant?

Can i perm (relax) my hair while pregnant?

YES: There has not been peer reviewed literature that supports any pregnancy abnormalities casused by perm use in pregnancy. ...Read more