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Can hair perms cause anencephaly or other birth defects?
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Dr. David Bergman
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
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In brief: Hair care
There have not been any studies showing a correlation with birth defects and hair care.
Certainly not doing any hair care is best, but if you must waiting till after the first trimester is best.

In brief: Hair care
There have not been any studies showing a correlation with birth defects and hair care.
Certainly not doing any hair care is best, but if you must waiting till after the first trimester is best.
Dr. David Bergman
Dr. David Bergman
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Dr. Richard Roberts
The subject has been studied; women who work as cosmetologists do not have a higher rate of birth defects than women who do not; Women who called teratogen information services concerned about birth defects from having a perm were not found to have a higher rate of birth defects than those who had no exposure. You may call your State Teratogen information service for confirmation.
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