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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.

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Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Is it normal to have excesive facial hair during pregnancy?

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.

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Is bleaching the facial hair during pregnancy harmful?

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.

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Is it safe to colour your hair during pregnancy?

Is it safe to colour your hair during pregnancy?

Best avoided but...: Most hair dyes contain toxic ingredients, some of which are carcinogenic. I'd avoid all in the 1st trimester. If you REALLY need to dye your hair after 1st trimester you can try to find a nontoxic choice but they're all toxic to some degree so if you want to have a healthy baby please wait. If you coloured your hair and your baby had problems how would you feel?
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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.

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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!

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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.

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Should I be concerned about losing more hair during pregnancy? I'm in my first trimester

Should I be concerned about losing more hair during pregnancy? I'm in my first trimester

Not at all: Hair growth is on a long cycle and your pregnancy is temporarily "interrupting" the nutrient supply increasing hair loss.

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Is it safe to take hair vitamins during pregnancy?

Is it safe to take hair vitamins during pregnancy?

I wouldn't: What's in them? I suggest you do not take any unnecessary medication during pregnancy.

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How can you safely get brazillian lazer hair removal during pregnancy?

How can you safely get brazillian lazer hair removal during pregnancy?

No hair removal: It is not known if laser hair removal is safe during pregnancy. However, common logic tells you that the risk is not worth taking. If nothing else, the pain from the procedure could theoretically harm the fetus. So, wait till you deliver.

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Is it generally no issue to dye my hair during the first trimester of pregnancy?

Is it generally no issue to dye my hair during the first trimester of pregnancy?

No: Hair dye contains lots of toxins. First trimeter pregnancy is the time where the baby is most actively developing and you do not want to expose your body to any toxins. If you have an option, do not do it.