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Doctor insights on: Will Dying Your Hair While Pregnant Effect The Baby

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Can dying and cutting my hair effect my baby. 7 weeks pregnant btw?

Can dying and cutting my hair effect my baby. 7 weeks pregnant btw?

Coloring & Pregnancy: Not much research on safety of hair color during pregnancy. Chemicals are absorbed through the skin, although usually a very small amount. One study linked hair color to a possible increased risk for cancer in the newborn but others have not. As a general rule, I'd stick to not coloring the hair if possible, and best to avoid during the beginning of pregnancy as cells are dividing more then. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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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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Im 7 weeks pregnant; I've been tanning, on 400 mg lamotrigine, 40 mg adderall, (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) dying my hair and chain smoking. What are the chances of a healthy baby?

Im 7 weeks pregnant; I've been tanning, on 400 mg lamotrigine, 40 mg adderall, (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) dying my hair and chain smoking. What are the chances of a healthy baby?

Lower than average: The most accurate answer anybody can give you is that your chance of having a healthy baby is going to be lower compared to a person similar in health and age to you who does not do those things. Now, my hunch is that you probably guessed that would be my answer. So now...Maybe you have a follow-up question? ...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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When is it ok to dye my hair while pregnant and when should I stop dying it?

When is it ok to dye my hair while pregnant and when should I stop dying it?

Probably safe: Several sites suggest no problem with dying your hair during pregnancy. However, to be on the safe side, avoid any unnecessary chemicals during the first trimester. ...Read more

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I am 11w3d pregnant. I bleached my hair today. is this harmful for my baby?

I am 11w3d pregnant. I bleached my hair today. is this harmful for my baby?

Most likely not: The chances are very slim that bleaching your hair can affect the fetus unless the product you are using is capable of being absorbed through your skin into your blood stream. Highly unlikely but you might consult with your physician. ...Read more

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It is harmful if we want to color our hair while pregnant ? Can that harm the baby?

It is harmful if we want to color our hair while pregnant ? Can that harm the baby?

Controversial: While this has not been studied, please consider hair color you can buy at a health food store. They are no organic hair dyes, but there are vegetable-based dyes. ...Read more